[BitTorrent] Merkle, URLs, etc
justin at street-vision.com
Fri Mar 4 07:56:25 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
But then its basically equivalent to your get info hash extension... Or
any other scheme where the first thing you do is get a full hash tree...
A pure hash-based scheme is quite nice, though whether it has real benefits
is less clear.
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