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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Checksum - a task to calculate checksums for files.
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2001 10:32:11 GMT
On 5 Nov 2001, Magesh Umasankar <umagesh@rediffmail.com> wrote:

> It has become a standard practice to distribute the file's checksum
> so that the one who is downloading can check the distribution's
> completeness.

I don't trust MD5 checksums as much as signatures 8-)

> 1. Do you consider such a task useful?

yes - that way I don't need to remember which package the md5 command
belongs to ...

Stefan

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