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From "Varuna Seneviratna" <vsenevira...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to do this
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2007 18:01:08 GMT
Thank you very much Gregor for your anger wrapped help
             with all the RESPECT Varuna

On 7/27/07, Gregor Schneider <rc46fi@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> ok, this information is for free, the next one you'll have to pay me for:
>
> they keys of software.distributions are check-sums over the
> program-archives (like zip, tgz etc.).
>
> those check-sums usually are calculated using a program like pgp
> (pretty good privacy) or the free version from the
> gnu-software-foundation (gpg - that was the link i posted recently).
>
> so what you have to do is to install gpg or pgp first.
>
> having installed one of those programs and once knowing your ways
> around there, you should be able to understand the usage of those keys
> (checksums) that are used in apache software-distributions and many
> more products.
>
> btw., you do not necessarily have to check those tomcat-archives -
> only, if you're paranoid or if you want to setup a
> production-server...
>
> what i really dislike is somebody like you giving the list 2 miserable
> words "please help", then asking the list for a
> step-by-step-instruction.
>
> you should at least show some effort to sort out things yourself first!
>
> ppl in this list are busy earning their dollars / euros, and when they
> help you, they offer time and effort to do so.
>
> therefore, show at least some RESPECT and try to solve the problem
> yourself. If you're in a deadend, ppl here will be happy to help you.
>
> Therefore, may last tip for you:
>
> - If you just want to play around with Tomcat:
> download it, forget about the keys and be happy
>
> - If you're a stud and your prof asked you to verify the download,
> either go to the link I've posted above, read about
> public/private-key-principles, download gpg and try to understand the
> software. If you don't understand anything about public/private-keys,
> let your prof know.
>
> - if this is a requirement from a customer: simply tell your customer
> that you don't know nothing about the basics of informatics and let
> him know to better get someone else for the job
>
> Gregor
> --
> what's puzzlin' you, is the nature of my game
> gpgp-fp: 79A84FA526807026795E4209D3B3FE028B3170B2
> gpgp-key available @ http://pgpkeys.pca.dfn.de:11371
>
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