rotor replacement

Nick Craig-Wood nick at
Sat Jan 22 04:30:07 EST 2005

Paul Rubin <http> wrote:
>  Here's the message I had in mind:
>  It came from someone who follows Python crypto issues as closely as
>  anyone, and refers to a consensus on python-dev.  I'm not on python-dev
>  myself but I feel that the author of that message is credible and is
>  not just "anyone".

And here is the relevant part...

"A.M. Kuchling" wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:01:08 -0800 Trevor Perrin wrote:
> > Are you and Paul still looking at adding ciphers to stdlib? That would
> > make me really, really happy :-)....
> No, unfortunately; the python-dev consensus was that encryption raised
> export control issues, and the existing rotor module is now on its way to
> being removed.

I'm sure thats wrong now-a-days.  Here are some examples of open
source software with strong crypto

  Linux kernel:
  GNU crypto project:
  <lots more here!>

Note that some of these are being worked on at sourceforge just like

Surely it must be possible to add a few simple crypto modules to

That said
b) 'apt-get install python-crypto' works for me ;-)

Nick Craig-Wood <nick at> --

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