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Re: cksum giving inconsistent results on network drive

Greetings, Erik Soderquist!

> On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM, Nellis, Kenneth  wrote:
>> I'm seeing inconsistent results with cksum, with repeated
>> executions on the same file giving different results.
>> Now, I suspect I won't get much sympathy because I am
>> accessing the remote file through a "stone_age_old"*
>> (QNX4) Samba server through my Q: drive, but if there's
>> a solution to this, I'd love to hear it as I use
>> cksum to verify correct transfer of files.

> I expect if you did a capture of the traffic, you'd find the traffic
> itself has inconsistent data...

> My first suspicion is that there is very little you can do from the
> cygwin side outside of something like doing 5 consecutive tests and
> take the most consistent result.

Since SMB (especially in stone-age implementations) uses TCP, I would expect
data transfer to be free of errors of such nature.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 03:27:54

Sorry for my terrible english...

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