[hashcash] Re: hashcash v1 questions

  • From: Hubert Chan <hubert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: hashcash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 03:00:47 -0400

>>>>> "Justin" == Justin  <justin-hashcash@xxxxxxxx> writes:

[...]

Justin> Can't the counter be abused by starting it at an arbitrary
Justin> value?  If it's used for filtering, inflating the counter gives
Justin> the sender an advantage.

I think that the counter is only meaningful to the recipient as
"interesting statistics", and isn't supposed to have any practical
purpose on the receiving end.  But I guess Adam would know more about
that.

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