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Re: why the change in the checksums

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_boredom.org>
Date: 2003-02-03 02:20:47 CET

On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 08:36:37AM -0800, solo turn wrote:
> does somebody know why exactly the "checksumming, more checksumming"
> was introduced?
>

We've seen network data corruption. Correct IP checksums, incorrect
data. It's bound to happen: 16 bits of checksum is just not enough.

Maybe that's okay for web-surfing, but it's not okay for svn. Application
level data integrity checking is a requirement.

--ben

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