[BitTorrent] Merkle, URLs, etc
Olaf van der Spek
OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Mar 4 11:12:05 EST 2005
Justin Cormack wrote:
> Olaf wrote:
>>Joseph Ashwood wrote:
>>>Binary Merkle Trees: Are heavily flawed, and the only suggestion made to fix
>>>it was to send the grandchildren as well, which completely defeats the point
>>>of the child nodes, making the child nodes pure overhead, they serve no
>>>purpose except to enlarge the tranfer and raise the CPU time.
>>A merkle tree with the same granularity as BT1 does have about the same
> But then its basically equivalent to your get info hash extension... Or
You mean get_info/info?
No, it's not.
> any other scheme where the first thing you do is get a full hash tree...
No, because you do not get the entire tree up front.
> A pure hash-based scheme is quite nice, though whether it has real benefits
> is less clear.
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