need POSIX cksum tables

Thomas Truscott trt at
Fri Aug 10 08:21:49 AEST 1990

From:  Thomas Truscott <trt at>

> 	i would hate to cause trouble but can anyone justify
> why cksum uses anything other than CRC-32 for its polynomial?

I critiqued the cksum manual page for Keith Bostic about a year ago,
suggested they use CRC-32,
and provided a general-purpose cksum program that could
use any polynomial (CRC-32 by default).
I thought it was nicely written and as fast as anything portable can be.
I guess it got dropped on the floor.
	Tom Truscott

Volume-Number: Volume 21, Number 26

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