Re: message digest of large files
From: Mike Amling (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 16:15:19 GMT
James Whitwell wrote:
> 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?
Both SHA1 and MD5 are defined for inputs of up to (2**64)-1 bits.