I know that there must be something to check hashes (MD5 and SHA1 in particular) in SUSE 11.2. Would anyone know what it is called?
Often software available for download will have hashes similar to those shown below (this one is from http://centos.mirror.facebook.net/6.5/isos/x86_64/).
Is it just personnel preference whether md5, sha1, or sha256 is used, or is one better than the other?
Are the hash files which end in "asc" also providing protection that the actual hash file is legitimate?
A previous answer to a post mentions to run sha1 hashes on an images of a dd drive clone image.
Another answer to that post suggests mounting the dd image an then compare if the sha1 hashes of "important files" matches.
I want to use the second approach, but instead of manually selecting files I would like to use a bunch of randomly selected files.
Assuming I have two mounted partitions, can I