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Re: System integrity...

On Wed, Jun 16, 1999 at 06:16:28PM +0100, Jules Bean wrote:
> I'm currently unsubscribed to -policy - I should be resubscribing soon,
> when my free time increases to that amount needed to follow policy.  So
> apologies if this has been covered before...  
> Doesn't an md5sums file need to have file lengths to work?  I
> understoood that there were known algorithms to produce a new file with
> a given md5sum, if you can vary the length of the file?

Not that I know of.  md5sums are considered cryptographically secure.
Perhaps you are thinking of CRC checksums?


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