[BitTorrent] Have maps (was Merkle, URLs, etc)

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Mar 7 11:16:08 EST 2005


Joseph Ashwood wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Elliott Mitchell" <ehem at m5p.com>
> Subject: Re: [BitTorrent] Have maps (was Merkle, URLs, etc)
> 
> 
> 
>>>From: Joseph Ashwood <ashwood at msn.com>
>>>In my view there is no need for another problem. The binary trees create
>>>pure bloat that serves no purpose except to provide for more bloat.
> 
> 
>>The majority seems to disagree with you and think binary Merkle trees
>>will work fine.
> 
> 
> I have never argued that binary Merkle trees would not "work fine" I have
> always said that they are wasteful of every possible resource and provide
> only for increasing the pure overhead. I have also continually sided with
> using n-ary trees which would make it so that those people who wish for
> their own reason to use binary trees are welcome to do so.

Didn't I already say that binary merkle trees have the same overhead as 
'BT1' when the granularity is equal?


 
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