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Re: Do you know about Omega?

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux gmail com> wrote:
> Hi Marcel,
> On Wednesday 16 December 2009 12:34 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> I thought I'd give the Omega LiveDVD�a try, but I find the security
>> rather puzzling. First this:
>> # To verify on Linux:
>> # $ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
>> # Windows users use http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/
>> 89b708de224e989cbda9c5bf8feebd38d36a16f1765c60648ec2161d2bb1d551
>> Omega-12-i686-Live.iso
>> $ sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
>> sha256sum: *-CHECKSUM: No such file or directory
> You need to download the CHECKSUM file for the image to the same directory
> as the .iso image for that command to work.

Sorry! What you say sure makes sense:) Unfortunately, the said file is
the one that is at:


and that I copied above. When it is in the download directory, I receive:

sha256sum -c *-CHECKSUM
sha256sum: Omega-12-i686-Live-CHECKSUM: no properly formatted SHA256
checksum lines found

There still is a problem.

Beside, since both the file and the sha256sum are on the same site,
and the transaction is not secure, and the sha256sum being available
on no other site -- except now, on this forum -- the sum could match
the file and you could still be victim of an hoax.

Chances are small, you'll rightly say, but if Red Hat believes that
it's a good thing to have a secure connection for this forum, maybe it
would be a good idea to have one for Omega's site.

Your name brings me to the supposition that you might be linked to the
project. When I downloaded, at about 21h UDT, I feared the server
resources would be tight in the first days of availability. I was
surprised to downlaod at ~450 kBps.

Do you have a fair amount of bandwidth available? It seems to me this
"distribution" could get very popular.

Do you plan to distribute to other servers?

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