Subject: Re: little hacking project: bulk build checksums
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Lasse Kliemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/2005 18:24:41
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* Ben Collver writes:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 04:41:43PM +0100, Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> > * Hubert Feyrer writes:
> > > On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> > > >What do you intend to use them for?
> > >=20
> > > Verify (manually) that the binary pkgs are not modified.
> > Modified by whom?
> > He who can modify the binary packages can also modify the checksums, un=
> > take extra precautions via file permissions and ownerships. But then, y=
> > protect the binary packages against modification from the start.
> > Or am I missing something?
> > What is the exact scenario that you have in mind?
> How about corruption introduced by someone else's failing disks, or over
> the network itself?
Ok, in connection with a distribution of the binary packages over possibly=
noisy channels or their storage on bad hardware, this makes sense.
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