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Old 05-07-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
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MD5 hash value

What value's hash value we should calculate in order to ensure that the package or ISO images are the genuine ones?
Old 05-07-2004, 03:36 AM   #2
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Just type md5sum <filename> where <filename> is the name of the file, and compare the results with the supplier's MD5 sum. If they match, then the files are OK and if not they were tampered with/corrupted in the download.
Old 05-07-2004, 03:52 AM   #3
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Well, SUSE says

i say
monster:~ # echo "LiveCD-9.1-01.iso" |md5sum 
ba1e90a2b3b7165d6aa24b192c7f549e  -
monster:~ # echo "" |md5sum 
a9de46bb2a390a829cbc9450ca80fb9c  -
monster:~ #
I though that the exact size of the ISO must also calculated to ensure that nobady has changed adding any malicious code.


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