Does key length require storage?

Kevin A. Burton burton at
Mon Jan 24 13:52:50 PST 2005

Anatoly Vorobey wrote:

>On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 10:19:22PM -0800, Kevin A. Burton wrote:
>>The current  protocol.txt says that the maximum lenght of a key is 250 
>>Is there any hashing done in the server to prevent storage of the key or 
>>is the entire key stored so that the server can rehash if necessary?
>The entire key is stored and matched when necessary.
Why isn't this documented anywhere. Should we be recommending that 
people use short keys when possible?



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