[PATCH] MD2 for libgcrypt

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sat Jul 24 08:58:08 CEST 2010

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> so, if we can avoid legal encumbrances, and given that we already
> support extremely weak digests like CRC32, why not merge in MD2, given

CRC32 is not a digest but a CRC.  The reason that it uses the digest
franework is simply that the API requirements are identical.  It should
be clear to everyone with a little experience that a CRC is something
different than a crypto hash.

> digesets at higher layers than gcrypt.  I'm just arguing for reasonable
> inclusion of commonly requested algorithms in a toolkit of those algorithms.

Okay, write an implementation we can assign to the FSF and it will go
into libgcrypt.  Don't take it from the RFC, though.



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