24 Million entries and I need to what?

Steve Meyers steve at plug.org
Fri Dec 27 10:50:03 MST 2013


On 12/27/13 10:43 AM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Yes, that is exactly what I'm doing.  I'm checking the propensity for a
> random string of characters to have a hash collision with an existing known
> set of words given an unsalted hashing algorithm.

Can I save you the trouble by telling you how unlikely it is to happen?

Since your 24 million existing hashes are static, I'd look into how big 
a CDB file would be, and then use that to check for collisions.

Steve



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