[PYTHON-CRYPTO] high-performance HMAC module

Jason R. Mastaler jason-list-python-crypto at MASTALER.COM
Wed May 29 00:10:07 CEST 2002

I'm currently using a pure Python HMAC implementation in one of my
applications based on the one in Paul Rubin's p2.py[1].

This application does lots of HMAC manipulation, and I wonder if it
would be worth writing an HMAC module in C.  On the other hand, I
wonder how much this would really speed things up since the underlying
hash function modules (sha, md5) are already written in C.

Any ideas?

1.  http://www.nightsong.com/phr/crypto/p2.py


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