Why did my attempt to unpax the product DVD pax.Z image encounter the error: pax: checksum error on tape (got f18e, expected 0)

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Problem

After transferring the product pax.Z DVD image to my USS directory, and then running the pax -rvf command, the unpax process failed with the error:

pax: checksum error on tape (got f18e, expected 0) 

Cause: 

The cause of this condition was due to not specifying 'bin' prior to running the ftp 'get' for the pax.Z file.

Resolution:

Issue the 'bin' command to keep the file transfer in binary (image) prior to the 'get' command.