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From Bill Stoddard <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_cache fixes: #8
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:11:24 GMT
Mads Toftum wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 04:54:07PM -0400, Brian Akins wrote:
> 
>>Any reason md4 was not used in mod_cache?  In my ad hoc tests, it seems 
>>much faster.  I do not know the in-and-outs of encryption, but is there 
>>any compelling reason to use md5 over md4 in this case?  We don't care 
>>if someone "cracks" this and gets a url...
>>
> 
> The choice between different digests wouldn't be wether one is easier to
> "crack" than the other. The main concern should be how many collisions 
> that there will be and wether the hash leaves us with a more or less
> balanced tree, 
> Come to think of it, perhaps it would be an idea to make the choice of
> digest configurable - 

Please, no more specialized knobs which 99.99999% of the world cares nothing about.

Bill

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