Lack of data integrity checks
Posted Aug 24, 2007 8:46 UTC (Fri) by intgr
In reply to: Lack of data integrity checks
Parent article: Distributed storage
One number is fine if it is long enough; relying on a 32-bit checksum is naive indeed.
The MD5 TCP checksum feature in Linux kernels might be useful, but as it is not offloaded to the networking hardware, it's too slow for >100Mbit Ethernet. Employing a faster checksum function on the application layer sounds like a more practical idea.
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