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Re: Linux Kernel Summit

From: Joe Orton <jorton_at_btconnect.com>
Date: 2001-04-02 18:57:01 CEST

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 12:32:32PM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > * Use some kind of checksum on the wire and in the DB. Given that whatever
> > is in source control is probably quite important, it would be a Good Thing
> > if we hashed/checksummed the data.
>
> For checksums on the wire: I am really hesitant to solve problems
> which (a) haven't been observed in the past (to my knowledge), and (b)
> are supposed to be solved by our transport layer. (I'm assuming here
> that CVS doesn't verify wire transfers with checksums; I could be
> wrong.) On the other hand, if it can be done purely using HTTP
> mechanisms, it wouldn't be the end of the world to do so.

HTTP digest authentication does this; it uses MD5 checksums for request
and response bodies.

joe
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:27 2006

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