cksum giving inconsistent results on network drive

Erik Soderquist
Mon Mar 21 20:49:00 GMT 2016

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.

-- Erik

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