Sha256 checksum issue



  • Trying to verify the sha256 checksum using the Mac terminal and it doesn't match what is shown for the checksum on the download page or in the sha256 checksum file.

    The checksum file matches what is shown on the download page.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong here…

    For verifying the sha256 checksum of the downloaded file:

    $ openssl dgst -sha256 pfSense-CE-memstick-2.3.1-RELEASE-amd64.img
    SHA256(pfSense-CE-memstick-2.3.1-RELEASE-amd64.img)=
    0a492bff86719e298dc682e7135eae83a30091efc2e0a9357918aedd23ddd511

    For reading the sha256 checksum file:

    $ cat pfSense-CE-memstick-2.3.1-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz.sha256
    SHA256 (pfSense-CE-memstick-2.3.1-RELEASE-amd64.img.gz) =
    9479878067d6a008672d1180646c99a098e48a58228010293134af9ad711b215


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    you check the hash against the gz you download not the img you extract from the gz



  • Thanks, didn't realize it was a .gz file that was being downloaded

    Apparently Safari automatically converts .gz files before placing in the download folder.