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Interesting write-up of compare-by-hash.

Posted by Anonymous 
Interesting write-up of compare-by-hash.
January 02, 2004 12:54PM
Ben,

The writeup at:

http://www.usenix.org/events/hotos03/tech/full_papers/henson/henson_html/hash.html

in effect says that 'compare-by-hash' is not the perfect choice for a
rdiff-backup type of program. Instead, it says some kind of state
information should be added to the algorithym to ensure accuracy.

I don't know that I am concerned, but I am curious if rdiff-backup takes
any precautions against hash-collisions.

Greg
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Greg Freemyer
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