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Checking Software with md5 files

Hi all,

i've downloaded the Cisco Network Registrar 5.5.11 and the corresponding MD5 file. Could anyone tell me how to check the software downloaded with this MD5 file?? Or what is this MD5 file for??

Thanks.

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Re: Checking Software with md5 files

After you download files, you want to verify that the files are not corrupted or otherwise unusable before.An .md5 is a simple text file that contains a "fingerprint" of the file. When you perform an md5 check, you are comparing the fingerprint from the files you downloaded to the fingerprint of the files on the server you downloaded from. If the md5's (fingerprints) match, you have an uncorrupted file. md5sum is a GNU utility. It can be downloaded from http://www.gnu.org/directory/textutils.html.

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