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Re: Using sha512 checksum for default in CD/verify page


Stéphane Blondon <stephane.blondon@gmail.com> wrote:
>  To validate the contents of a CD image, just be sure to use the
>  appropriate checksum tool.
> -For older archived CD releases, only MD5 checksums were generated in
> -the <code>MD5SUMS</code> files; you should use the tool
> -<code>md5sum</code> to work with these.
> -For newer releases, newer and cryptographically stronger checksum
> -algorithms (SHA1, SHA256 and SHA512) are used, and there are equivalent
> -tools available to work with these.
> +For recent releases, cryptographically strong checksum
> +algorithms (SHA256 and SHA512) are used; you should use the tools
> +<code>sha256sum</code> or <code>sha512sum</code> to work with these.
> +For older archived CD releases, if only MD5 checksums were generated in
> +the <code>MD5SUMS</code> files, you should use the tool
> +<code>md5sum</code>.
>  </p>

For the second sentence, maybe better use something like:

For older archived CD releases you will probably have to use the 
<code>md5sum</code> tool, since only MD5 checksums might have been 
generated for that releases.


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