what happened to Python Cryptography Toolkit?

Paul Rubin phr-n2001d at nightsong.com
Fri Nov 16 01:19:33 CET 2001


Peter Wang <pzw1 at cor-no-spam-nell.edu> writes:
> i find quite a few references to Andrew Kuchling's Python Cryptography
> Toolkit on the web, but all the links to actual sources/distributions
> are broken.  also, there doesn't seem to be any mention of it past
> 1995...
> 
> has it been supplanted by something else?  all i want is to easily do
> RSA, preferrably in a platform-independent manner. (if platform
> dependence is unavoidable, unix is preferable.)

Look for mxCrypto.  Note that both AMK's package and mxCrypto use
external C libraries, so they aren't pure Python.  I don't know if
that's platform-independent enough for you.

See http://www.nightsong.com/phr/python/crypto.txt for a description
of something I've been doing.  It doesn't support RSA at the moment but
I can add that if there's a reason to do so.  It's in pure Python.

Can you say what your precise application is, that requires RSA?



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