[CentOS] Re: problems copying distro files

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Tue Sep 5 16:23:16 UTC 2006

John Summerfield wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> 'File creation error -Date error (cyclic redundancy check).
>>>> I created both CDs twice from the ISO images, getting these errors. 
>>>> There may be others.
>>>> Any input on this?
>>> You might have bad ISO images. They can easily be corrupted during 
>>> download.
>> Now that is scary. TCP SHOULD handle both missing datagrams and 
>> datagrams out of order; within your window of course.
>> I could see it with a bad stack implementation like Win98.....
> More likely, the downloads ser interrupted and resumed incorrectly. I 
> don't think anyone's IP stack can be that bad _and_ be released into 
> production.
Oh, a number of years back at the IETF, there was a workgroup headed by 
Richard Stevens ("TCP/IP Illustrated"). He had a fantastic list of all 
of the sins in so many implementations, and wanted them published as an RFC.

Cooler heads in the IESG prevailed (fear of lawsuits), and each vendor 
was dragged over the coals on the mailing list and the workgroup meetings.

Richard had an untimely death, and is missed. His legacy is good 
implementations of TCP/IP and others that watch for back-sliding.

Oh, and that is why my comment on Win98 ;)

>> Well I will try downloading again and reburning.
> Preferably with different software;-) I mostly use rsync.

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