message digest of large files

From: James Whitwell (
Date: 08/17/05

Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 17:32:44 +1000


We're trying to use message digests as a way to uniquely identify large
binary files (around 50-60MB). Is there a limit to the size of the file
that we feed through, say SHA1? I was thinking we could start a new
hash every 10MB or so. Is there any information on this topic that
someone could point me to?

;) James.