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Re (tilly) 4: Auto-reaping of duplicates

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Oct 24, 2001 at 08:41 UTC ( #120996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Auto-reaping of duplicates
in thread Auto-reaping of duplicates

It is possible to get conflicts once there are more than 2**128 possible posts, which takes 128 bits. That fits inside of 43 bytes, so it is certainly possible to get two posts that collide.

In fact as long as we stay well below 2**64 posts (order of magnitude), the odds are very good that there are no accidental duplicates at all. It is possible that somewhere there is, but the odds are negligable.

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