[BitTorrent] Merkle, URLs, etc

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Mar 4 06:49:51 EST 2005


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 
overhead.


 
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