recent discussion regarding 'checksums'
grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 18:24:02 MDT 2010
Ad nauseum... to each shall entertain their own use case scenarios.
The overall point is that MD5 is not suitable for data integrity
beyond it's known [and unknown] weaknesses. I've no faith
in an algorithm with such freely generatable collisions to not
have other collisions/rot with any of the other 5M inodes turning
over at this one particular site each week. Everything's a trade
off, features move that decision to the users. Enjoy :)
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