[Tutor] Why I'm learning Python (OT and long)

Danny Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 11:29:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Sheila King wrote:

> Here's some code I was looking at today that I COMPLETELY DON'T GET:
> http://www.sabren.com/code/python/crypt/md5crypt.py

Don't worry too much about it --- neither does the author.

""" There are actually two versions of crypt() out there. The older one
uses DES encryption, and the newer one uses an MD5 hash. I don't really
understand either of them. """


Hmmm.  *grin* Anyway, there's a book by Bruce Schneier called "Applied
Cryptography" that has a introduction to MD5 hashing:


I've only glanced at it, but it looks like good reading.