[Flac-users] Fingerprint Verification Problem

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 27 14:35:02 PDT 2002

--- "Paino, Christopher L YN1(AW) (CPF N0084)" <PainoCL at cpf.navy.mil>
> I've been messing with the latest version of FLAC and as an end-user
> I have
> this problem.  The verification process currently does not use the
> fingerprint file during verification.  So, only the integrity of the
> file is checked.  That's great if I only want to know that my files
> downloaded correctly and will decompress without problems.  However,
> I also
> want to be certain that the audio contained within the FLAC file is
> identical to the originally seeded audio.
> As I read it, the only way to do this is to export a new fingerprint
> file
> and then manually compare the new one to the original fingerprint
> file that
> was included with the seed.
> This to me is highly inefficient and will lead to people not
> verifying the
> audio at all and that will lead to chaos in the seed pools.

So you are saying the the FLAC MD5 sum allows you to trust only
the data but not the source?  How this handled with shn trading?
It will be the same for FLAC.

The fingerprint file on the receiving end is redundant with
FLAC because the MD5 sum is already stored in the header.


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