archival hashes can be shortened

Bug #987031 reported by Jeff Breidenbach
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GNU Mailman

Bug Description

The draft for archival hashes for mailman specifies 32 character, base 32 encoding. We can get away with 13 characters which expects the first collision at around 50 billion messages. The the wikipedia charts in their "birthday attack" article. It's not like an occasional collision is a big deal and this is not a security issue.

Tags: mailman3
tags: added: mailman3
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Abhilash Raj (raj-abhilash1) wrote :

This bug has been moved to the new gitlab repo here:

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