LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-28-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
wonderpun
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Geekland, Planet Earth
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 323

Rep: Reputation: 30
Checksum


Hi there!
I just wanted to ask what is this Checksum thing anyway? What's it for? Thanks!
 
Old 08-28-2002, 05:04 PM   #2
Mara
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Grenoble
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 9,533

Rep: Reputation: 148Reputation: 148
Checksum is a method to make sure a file was transmitted correctly.
Every single character in a file has a value. You can add all of them, write down the result, then transmit it, calculate sum of downloaded file and compare them. If they're equal, the file is OK, if not, there was a transmission problem (and you should download again).
The sums you're using are not simple sums, they're more complicated, but the idea is as above.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to checksum a CD ALInux Linux - Software 8 04-15-2008 12:00 AM
Md5 Checksum dna9 Linux - Newbie 2 12-18-2004 11:11 PM
checksum juanb Linux - Newbie 1 08-12-2004 03:40 AM
anyone can help me with the TCP checksum? vaaub Programming 1 02-10-2004 01:32 PM
Checksum? frkstein Linux - General 1 05-04-2002 02:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration