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Re: [Xen-users] [XCP] Authenticty of XCP installation image.


Thank you for your answer however it is not enough...


I believe md5 should not be used any more for security related
purposes. These days computing a sha256 or at least sha1 should be
used. Even sha1 was phased out by US gov in the 2010...

Also plain email or http is not a secure way of communicating hash
because it could easily be altered by malicious routers or ISP...

Solutions to this is either serving the hash over secure connection
like ssl/tls (httpS)
or signing a file cryptographically like using pgp/gnupg.

Thank you for trying to help...

On 4/21/12, Outback Dingo <outbackdingo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 4:56 AM, MichaÅ KaraÅ <mkosmita@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> How do I verify authenticity and integrity of downloaded XCP installation
>> iso?
>> I cannot find any digital signature or any page serving cryptographic
>> hash over a secure connection. The download is also not available over
>> httpS...
> Wow no too paranoid...... md5sum d80538645c4b3c8db8a3ec3e7c2546c2
> 53341/XCP-1.5-beta-base-53341.iso
>> Please help.
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