MD5 Digest in Solaris 5.10

A little bit of context. I took part in releasing an IBM Tivoli/Netcool OMNIbus WebGUI 7.3.1 fix pack to Fix Central and needed to transfer binaries between servers. Each represents a distribution for a specific operating system. The files are huge – ~900Mb each on average. Which Fix Pack? It’s classified.

Anyway, I wanted to ensure the files were transfered without errors. A bit of paranonia, would you not agree? I did not want ending up with damaged files in the middle of publishing a release or , worse, in the hands of our valued customers. To do this, I generated MD5 digests for each ditribution on SunOS 5.10.

Since I had several files, I redirected the output to some file:

I did the same thing on the destination serve after the file transfer and compared the digests with the previously created ones.

Karl San Gabriel

Karl San Gabriel

Java and Enterprise Technologies Expert