[Server-devel] ditch all *.img.md5.txt ? (*.img.zip.md5.txt far more useful)

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Mon Apr 3 18:46:25 EDT 2017

Too much noise is a good argument.

Solutions can be;

0.  omit the checksums if they are used less than 10% of the time
(check your logs),

1.  use one file to contain all checksums, e.g. MD5SUMS,

2.  don't use Apache indexes, but instead use a script or template to
generate friendly HTML with file name, checksum, on one line,

Also, it surprises me you-all aren't using any digital signatures on
the files; but then I think of your user base who wouldn't necessarily
have the time to be able to verify one, let alone an MD5.

James Cameron

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