> At 01:36 AM 11/30/2003 +0100, you wrote:
> >What are the current thoughts on file hashing? I mean, I don't think
> >anyone has missed what advantages it would have to be able to hand out
> >MD5 or SHA1 sums on all shared files, but on the other hand it would
> >take unreasonably long to hash 100 GBs every time the client is
> >So are there any plans in this area?
> I've implemented it in my DC++ mod (BCDC++).
> It stores hashes of files it's hashed, so it needs only recalculate them
> when they change.
Doesn't that still take pretty long both the first time the client
starts and when you add, say, a movie that takes a GB or so? Are you
by any chance using a much faster algorithm than eg. MD5?