rotor alternative?

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Nov 18 18:42:00 CET 2003


In article <3fba4965$0$58701$e4fe514c at news.xs4all.nl>, Irmen de Jong
<irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl> writes
>Robin Becker wrote:
>
>> It seems that the rotor module is being deprecated in 2.3, but there
>> doesn't seem to be an obvious alternative. I'm using it just for
>> obfuscation. It seems we have ssl available in 2.3 for sockets, but
>> there seems no obvious way to use that from python code.
>
>For obfuscation, I'm sometimes using just plain base-64 encoding.
>For extra obfuscation, you could first rot13 the string,
>then zlib.compress it, then base-64 encode it.
>
>To decypher it, people have to make a conscious decision to do so.
>No security here, but I find it good enough for most obfuscations.
>
>--Irmen
>
Yes we do something like that already for state holding gloop in web
pages. There're implementations of rc4 in python, but having something
in the standard distro eases maintenance.
-- 
Robin Becker




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