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What's an .md5 file?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Hal-9000, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    So ive found some live shows I want to download and burn onto a disc. Each show is split into tunes quite nicely and ready for download. Also availiable for downlaod at the head of each show is an .md5 file.

    What is it for? Do I need it?
  2. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    .md5 is a checksum. Its an algorythm that examines a file and generates a 16-bit code. Its used to ensure file consistency.

  3. 2337lover

    2337lover TRIBE Member

    It's common to recieve .md5 files when downloading .shn's from Furthur.
  4. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member


    As far as I know, MD5 is a challenge/handshake authentication algorithm.

    Edit: never mind...he said file. D'oh! :)
  5. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    Thanks a bunch..

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