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RE: MD5 Syntax problem
From: "Chris Berry" <compjma () hotmail com>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:31:22 -0800

From: "Michael Aghayere" <MichaelAghayere () eaglemoss co uk>
It you would have been more helpful if you had explained what each of
your commands did or preferably sent Chris off to someplace where he
could glean more information on md5 checksums.

Spewing out UNIX commands like that only helps at widening the gap
between "us" in the *nix world and "them" in Windows world.

It was ok, I actually run both here (win2k and mandrake) but the problem was on my win2k box. I ended up figuring out that I needed a different version of md5 and that solved the problem. Thanks for everybodies help. Essentially I want to set up a signature verification system like tripwire, but I have no budget so I'm attempting to do it for free. Unfortunately all the free tools like osiris, samhain, etc. only run on linux, which doesn't help my win2k boxes at all. I think I'm going to end up scripting something using the perl digest::md5 module and mysql but it will probably be a few months before I can do it.

Chris Berry
compjma () hotmail com
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

"Quick, easy, or cheap; pick any two."

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