CryptKit 0.9 released
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Nov 30 15:37:25 CET 2001
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 02:13:33 -0500, Bryan <bryan at eevolved.com> wrote:
>This is a release notification for the CryptKit Project:
>CryptKit is a developer's toolkit implementing several of the most modern and
>efficient cryptographic algorithms. The kit is primarily written in ANSI C
>for speed and subsequently wrapped with SWIG for ease of use in python. The
>goal of this kit is twofold:
If i included this kit in my programs, how ease would it be for a user to
install it? Would it be more difficult than as pure Python solution?
>- Efficiency and size.
> The kit is considerate of developer constraints on size and speed of
>applications. That is why CryptKit implements only the most efficient
>algorithms ( AES, ECC, DH, NR )
What are ECC and NR?
>while maintaining small library size ( around
>100KB compared to 2.1 MB for openSSL 0.9.6 ).
>CryptKit is small and fast, mainly because it implements excellent
>algorithms: Rijndael (AES), SHA 256 bits, Elliptic Curve PKI,
Can this be used for digigal sugnatures as well as encryption?
>like DES/RC4/RC2 or MD5/SHA ), CryptKit takes the minimalist approach of
>implementing only one version of each crypto primitve. Great care went into
>selecting the best of what was available.
Sounds reasonable. But what about including others, for backward
compatibility e.g. with OpenPGP?
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