The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1321.txt

On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:25:30 GMT, Sean Middleditch
<elanthis / awesomeplay.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 11:17, Chris Morris wrote:
>> Cool - I had inklings of something like this in my head ... but I couldn't
>> put it together. I figured someone would be able to pop out an easy answer.
>> 
>> Is the MD5 hash always going to be the same length (it seems that way from
>> playing with it)? Will different implementations of MD5 yield the same
>> output for the same input?
>
>Yes and yes.  MD5 is a standardized specification (thus it will always
>have the same output in all implementations, assuming no bugs are
>present), and it's size in bits is fixed (forget off the top of my head
>what size exactly it is).
>