Shorter checksum than MD5
tim.peters at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 17:20:52 CEST 2004
> Very good. But I beleive, he [Paul Rubin] did not mentioned a "hostile
You quoted this qualification from Paul, which I quoted too:
>> Also, with CRC32, it's very easy to create a record on purpose that has any
>> given checksum. Is THAT a problem? ...
I suppose that's not a hostile environment if you believe that when
someone deliberately tries to fool your checksum, they're trying to
express love. I don't personally believe that. Well, not in general.
Some people express their emotions in peculiar ways. But I assume
too that Paul wasn't really talking about abnormal psychology, in
which case his point here was quite clear.
then-again-perhaps-love-&-hostility-are-the-same-thing<wink>-ly y'rs - tim
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