Had an idea - looking for a math buff to tell me if it's possible with today's technology.
tagno25 at gmail.com
Wed May 18 21:19:15 UTC 2011
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Michael Holstein
> <michael.holstein at csuohio.edu> wrote:
>>> Just a weird idea I had. If it's a good idea then please consider this
>>> intellectual property.
>> It's easy .. the zeros are fatter than the ones.
> 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.
You would need a lot of computing power to generate a file of any
decent size. If you want to be evil then you could send just a md5
hash and a sha512 hash (or some other hash that would not have a
collision at the same time except when correct)
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