storing keyrings into SQL database?

Ryan Malayter
Fri May 23 17:28:02 2003

From: Joseph Bruni []=20
>Has anyone ever calculated the odds of a fingerprint collision?=20
>Sometimes its kind of nice to know just for perspective.

An OpenPGP fingerprint is 80 bits, the chances of a collision between
any two fingerprints is about 1 in 2^80, and I think you would need a
collection of about 2^40 fingerprints to have a better-than-50% chance
of collision.

Ryan Malayter
Sr. Network & Database Administrator
Bank Administration Institute
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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