[CentOS] Security: should I be concerned?

William L. Maltby BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com
Wed Oct 12 14:34:31 UTC 2005


On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 09:45 -0400, Leonard Isham wrote:
> On 10/12/05, William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> > Two things have been weighing on my mind regarding security issues.
> >
> > The first is that when I downloaded the CentOS 4.1 ISO images, I could
> > not get the sums to match <snip...>

> > Can one post the command used to gen the numbers so I can use the
> > correct parameters next time?
> >
> 
> Windows and sums are problematic.  When you boot the suspect CD set
> run the check CD option.

Did that. They checked OK, so I had some confidence. Still, I do hope
that md5 sums or gpg stuff is truly usable and the error was mine.

> 
> 
> Unless you can download and check on a *nix box.

I could, but I don't see the urgency if the 4.2 is coming out RSN.

> 
> --
> Leonard Isham, CISSP
> Ostendo non ostento.
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