integrity

From my mail bag: Where can I get free interactive access to HP-UX or Linux distro or UNIX shell access? You can simply grab and try out any Linux / BSD / Solaris Live CD. However, some time you cannot install and use particular UNIX like os. So, if you want to try the latest […]

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Verifying integrity of the tar balls or source code is an essential step, which makes sure that you are going to use guanine software (also know as checksum). Every Linux or UNIX admin should be aware of this test. However, what is a checksum? A checksum is a form of a very simple measure for […]

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GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP. You will use gpg command to validate a GPG certificate. For example, purpose download Apahce-web server tar ball. Visit Apache web site to download latest version of Apache. As usual, use wget command: $ wget http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/httpd-2.0.55.tar.gz Next download gpg key listed next to download link: $ […]

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md5sum command is use to check or print MD5 (128-bit) checksums. For example purpose download your favorite Linux distribution from Linux distribution web site / project site. Now you will need to to check md5sum on a Linux ISO file. 1) Download Debian linux # 1 ISO please note down md5sum listed next to each […]

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sha1sum command is use to check or print SHA1 (160-bit) checksums. For example purpose you will use my favorite Linux chat client called zinc, visit zinc web site to download chat client, note down sha1 key listed next to download file. 1) Use wget to download zinc $ wget http://larvalstage.com/zinc/files/zinc-1.1rc2.tar.gz 2) Verify integrity of the […]

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