24 Million entries and I need to what?

Steve Meyers steve at plug.org
Sat Dec 28 09:07:40 MST 2013


On 12/27/13 8:19 PM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Well Levi you would be quite correct if the intent were to actually seek a
> collision across 256 bits of space.  That is not what I'm going for here.
>   In my mind detecting a collision would be evidence of a flawed
> implementation of the hashing algorithm which is what my experiment is
> actually seeking to uncover.  So I'm checking the specific implementation
> to rule out a flaw, not nessecarily the algorithm.

If that's the goal, then wouldn't the best way to test it be to hash a 
given string with your implementation, as well as with a known good 
implementation, and see if they match?   Your implementation could be 
completely wrong, but still not yield any collisions in your problem space.

Steve



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