MD6 in Python

Christian Heimes lists at
Fri Jun 5 16:46:02 EDT 2009

mikle3 at schrieb:
> As every one related to security probably knows, Rivest (and his
> friends) have a new hashing algorithm which is supposed to have none
> of the weaknesses of MD5 (and as a side benefit - not too many rainbow
> tables yet). His code if publicly available under the MIT license.
> Is there a reason not to add it to the standard lib, following the
> hashlib "protocol"?

Somebody has to write and add a md6 wrapper to the standard library.
It's going to take some time, at least 18 months until Python 2.8 and
3.2 are going to be released.

Do you need a wrapper for md6? I could easily write one in about an hour.


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