NOTE: Do not use version 2.73 (June 2021) - see this description of publishing errors
If you have a fast Internet connection, you may download ISO 9660 image files and burn your own copy of the RDS CDs.
Be aware that the ISO image files range between 500MB to nearly 4GB in size, and may take time to download.
NOTE: This current distribution of the RDS is being served from the amazon cloud. You may receive a notice that you are leaving the NSRL website.
The difference in the Modern sets are as follows:
If a file exists with SHA1 value "024DD2A428CF0B450E461ED2A2EB6A1666CF392B" :
The most common use is set #2.
If you are interested in earlier releases of the RDS contact us.
The MD5, SHA1 and SHA256 file signatures for these files are available here.
There is a Windows GUI tool HashConverter.zip that the NSRL is allowed to redistribute.
You can pick up the NSRL Perl conversion code at rds2hk.zip
When you unpack the zip file, there is one file, "rds2hk.pl".
perl rds2hk.pl -h
and you will get the help output:
Usage : rds2hk.pl [-h] -f format [-d RDS_directory] [-l logfile] [-p product_id] [-u]
-h : help with command line options
-f format : one of hk , 1.5 , 2.0 (MANDATORY)
-l logfile : print log info to a file
-d dir : directory holding NSRLProd.txt, NSRLFile.txt NSRLOS.txt and NSRLMfg.txt
-u : guarantee a unique product line in hk output
Enter the command:
perl rds2hk.pl -f hk -d SOME_DIR
and you'll get two files, "outfile.hke" and "outfile.hsh" that you can rename and pull into Hashkeeper.