Key Size

Brian Moon brianm at
Mon Jan 8 04:17:47 UTC 2007

Boberg, Stefan wrote:
>   You’re wasting your time. Use a MD4 or MD5 hash and base64-encode the 
> result and use as the key. The computational cost for calculating the 
> hash will be lower than the time taken transmitting your key.

I agree.  In PHP, 1000 md5() calls takes .008 seconds.


Brian Moon
It's good to be cheap =)

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