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Re: [OT]:Faster signature algorithm than md5?

by philiprbrenan (Monk)
on Sep 01, 2012 at 15:33 UTC ( #991165=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [OT]:Faster signature algorithm than md5?

Given that using MD5 in this manner is a probabilistic method of determing whether two files are the same or not, why not just use file length as the determinator of possible equality and then compare the possibly equal files to make an absolute determination?

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