[rc5] Block size

Barry Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Tue Oct 28 11:57:20 EST 1997


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Colin L. Hildinger <colin at ionet.net> wrote:

>I'm curious as to why the organizers didn't opt for a slightly larger
>block size, say 2^30 instead of 2^28.  Was it just because they
didn't
>want to make the necessary changes to the client/server code?  Would
it
>have been a big deal?

This doesn't answer your question directly (I don't know the reasons
since I'm not in the core team or anything), but it's probably worth
mentioning that Cyberian is also going to use 2^28 blocks this time
around, and if both efforts use the same block size it would make it
easier to share blocks.

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