Integrity checking NANOBSD images

Mike Tancsa mike at
Tue Jul 11 20:52:33 UTC 2006

At 04:34 PM 11/07/2006, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > >
> > With respect to prepending a random salt to the image, can you expand
> > what you mean ?
> >
>It means that every time you want to checksum it, you send some
>random bits to be prepended to the image, then compute the
>checksum(s).  You then do the same (with the same salt) on a
>trusted host and compare the results.

OK, but that implies I have a copy of the image locally.  We do on 
occasion make modifications to the config in the field, and sending 
back a 512MB image over dialup would be difficult for this deployment.


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