need POSIX cksum tables

Andrew Hume andrew at alice.uucp
Tue Aug 7 15:46:28 AEST 1990

From:  andrew at alice.uucp (Andrew Hume)

	i would hate to cause trouble but can anyone justify
why cksum uses anything other than CRC-32 for its polynomial?
(i am not 1000% sure it isn't but am fairly sure.)
it really frosts my shorts when CCITT and other folks
bust their chops developing and testing 32 bit CRCs, find a really good
one and then posix picks some hokey thing whose only apparent recommendation
is that pathalias uses it (not strictly the highest form of praise).

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