1994-07-27 - Re: XSplit & N/M alternatives

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From: rarachel@prism.poly.edu (Arsen Ray Arachelian)
To: adam@bwh.harvard.edu (Adam Shostack)
Message Hash: 24ec27143fba78e7beb35bb32ac1b7d59223ec0ebedf73ede73204679cd8bba4
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-27 13:03:22 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 27 Jul 94 06:03:22 PDT

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From: rarachel@prism.poly.edu (Arsen Ray Arachelian)
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 94 06:03:22 PDT
To: adam@bwh.harvard.edu (Adam Shostack)
Subject: Re: XSplit & N/M alternatives
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Very cool.  I wasn't aware that such a splitting program already existed,
although XSPLIT is different than shade in that you need all the parts to
put the file back together and if you miss a part, you don't have anything.

Also, XSPLIT will produce N files of the same size as the original file you
feed it.

What exactly is SHADE useful for?  Distributing a file where some of it can get
damaged?  Some software RAID implementation?  Can it be used for encryption?