Re: message digest of large files

From: Mike Amling (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: 08/17/05

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    James Whitwell wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > 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.

    --Mike Amling


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