[CentOS] Security: should I be concerned?

Leonard Isham leonard.isham at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 13:45:16 UTC 2005

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 even using different downloads from different
> mirrors. I decided that that I was doing something wrong and decided to
> trust the images. So far no regrets. But I am concerned that I get it
> right the next time. I thought I had read everything carefully and I
> also had a small amount of experience with them in the past. Decided
> eventually maybe they just hadn't been updated (this was about a month
> or so ago, IIRC?).
> 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.

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

Leonard Isham, CISSP
Ostendo non ostento.

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