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8.2 i386 boot.iso different between FTP sites
  • From: "J. Lewis Muir" <muir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 22:56:09 -0500
  • Message-id: <3F595AD9.1090406@xxxxxxxxx>
The 8.2 i386 boot CD ISO image (boot/boot.iso) does not seem to be the
same on all FTP servers. The file sizes are the same but the MD5 hashes
are not.

Here are the MD5 hashes I computed for the boot.iso file from 4
different FTP sites:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/8.2/boot/boot.iso
0aa2a5c7038c67c4df0893301711cd53

ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ftp.suse.com/i386/8.2/boot/boot.iso
0aa2a5c7038c67c4df0893301711cd53

ftp://chuck.ucs.indiana.edu/linux/suse/suse/i386/8.2/boot/boot.iso
453e986395cb861df4a1e64340570e1c

ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/suse/suse/i386/8.2/boot/boot.iso
453e986395cb861df4a1e64340570e1c

The first 2 are the same and the last 2 are the same, but they are not
all the same.

The cmp program reports the following differences:
$ cmp -l boot.iso-suse boot.iso-chuck
441139 377 333
441141 377 2
441142 110 324
441143 333 11
441144 110 2
441145 2 6
441146 324 2
441147 11 324
441148 2 11
441149 6 2
441150 2 6
441151 324 377
441152 11 110
441153 2 377
441154 6 110

boot.iso-suse is from ftp.suse.com and boot.iso-chuck is from
chuck.ucs.indiana.edu.

Why is this?

Thanks,

-J. Lewis Muir



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