md5sum doesn't match with BitTorrent

Paul W. Frields paul at
Thu Nov 6 22:28:20 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 09:05, Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 21:14, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > Checking MD5's of a completed torrent d/l is redundant, because
> > BitTorrent checks MD5 on each chunk it gets as it completes it.
> To be pedantic, BitTorrent actually uses the SHA1 hash algorithm, not
> MD5, though the effect is the same.

Not pedantic at all, thanks for correcting me. I got my algos confused.

Paul W. Frields, RHCE

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