about the checksum

Sean Cavanaugh Millenia2000 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 26 22:21:25 UTC 2010

they are there so you can compare the real checksum hash for the .ISO file 
against what you downloaded as a way to make sure you downloaded every 
single bit of the file or if it has been changed.

From: "Ffflee Ffflee" <ffflee_ffflee at yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 4:39 PM
To: <freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org>
Subject: about the checksum

> when i downloaded the freebsd ISO files is there any reason why
> i should downlaod the checksum files also? why would they be on the 
> download
> ISO page if there isnt a reason  for them being there. what is the purpose 
> of checksum files? and do I need to download them? I got the freebsd cd 
> ISO. do i need any others off the same page.   ..........Newby.
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