how many bits of entropy do we need for load balancing?
jay at west.net
Tue Dec 15 23:51:15 UTC 2020
On 12/14/20 16:25, nanog at jack.fr.eu.org wrote:
> There are 3 kind of hashing algorithm
Four if you count the trails followed by runners drinking beer.
See on-on for instance.
> The first one is used to check the sanity of input, against bit-swapping
> error for instance
> See CRC for instance
> The second one is used for cryptographic purposes
> While the output distribution is supposed to be quite good, its most
> important aspect lies here: it is hard to craft an input matching a
> specific hash
> See sha256 for instance
> The last one combines both speed and output distribution
> See xxhash for instance
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