Can anyone suggest a good crypto package?

Fett FettManChu at
Thu Sep 4 21:50:25 CEST 2008

On Sep 4, 2:23 pm, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at> wrote:
> On Sep 4, 1:39 pm, Fett <FettMan... at> wrote:
> > I need a crypto package that works on windows with python 2.5. Can
> > anyone suggest one for me?
> > I have been searching for a couple days for a good cryptography
> > package to use for public/private key encryption, at this point I
> > would settle for symmetric even.
> > Every encryption package I have found for python was either operating
> > system specific (read *nix only):
> > There was one exception, this version was specifically built to run on
> > any platform (yay), but the compiler for windows complained that I
> > wasn't using python2.2 (though the package was said to only need 2.2
> > or newer).
> > Is there any crypto package that is actually written in python? I
> > seriously don't care how slow it is.
> How about M2Crypto:
> Mike

Seems that this is intended more for webapps or something, I intend to
use this for a client application. This means that I can't require
outside dependencies, or I risk annoying the clients (if you have
installed many open-source projects with dependencies that aren't
handled by portage/apt-get, you know what I would be doing to them).

I seriously can't believe that there isn't a single python native
crypto package. Why do they all need to have outside dependencies?

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