rotor alternative?

Robin Becker robin at
Tue Nov 18 18:42:00 CET 2003

In article <3fba4965$0$58701$e4fe514c at>, Irmen de Jong
<irmen at> 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.
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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