Pycrypto - active ??

Frank Millman frank at
Tue Mar 21 00:35:13 EST 2006

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Frank Millman <frank at> wrote:
>    ...
> > The docs say that if you have any of m2crypto, cryptlib, pycrypto, or
> > GMPY installed, it will be used for fast cryptographic operations. I
>    ...
> > However, I have not found an MSW binary for Python 2.4 for any of the
> > above packages. TLSLite works ok by itself, but it is noticeably slower
> > when transferring large amounts of data.
> There are several Windows binaries of GMPY for 2.4 on,
> optimized for different intel and AMD processors.  Since is
> gmpy's home, I don't understand what you mean by "have not found".
> Alex

Apologies for the misinformation. You are correct, and I am

I have revisited what I did a week ago, and I now recall that I *did*
successfully install GMPY, but it made no difference to the speed of
TLSLite. I could try to dig deeper by examining the source code of
TLSLite, but it is low priority for me at present. The fact that I got
SSL/TLS working is a big win, and the speed test was a theoretical
exercise. For practical purposes, it is fast enough.

Sorry for causing confusion.


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