Re: [TLS] Data volume limits

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 16 December 2015 03:42 UTC

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Hi Watson,

On 16/12/15 03:36, Watson Ladd wrote:
> The problem is that once you stack enough of those negligible
> probabilities together, you end up with something big. Push up to
> 2^{63} bytes, and the collision probability is 1/4 or 1/2 (I didn't
> recompute it just now). 

The collision probability of... what? (For that to be 0.50
my gut tells me it's something that's really not at all
likely to be worrisome, but I know I'm not expert here hence
me asking:-)

Thanks,
S.