Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's possible with today's technology.

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Wed May 18 21:03:18 UTC 2011

In a message written on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:33:34PM -0400, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> no no no.. it's simply, since the OP posited a math solution, md5.
> ship the size of file + hash, compute file on the other side. All
> files can be moved anywhere regardless of the size of the file in a
> single packet.
> The solution is left as an exercise for the reader.

Bah, you should include the solution, it's so trivial.

Generate all possible files and then do an index lookup on the MD5.
It's a little CPU heavy, but darn simple to code.

You can even stop when you get a match, which turns out to be a HUGE
optimization. :)

       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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