Beecrypt (was: Re: Making a gpg library)
ftobin at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 8 06:44:13 CET 2000
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Olaf Trygve Berglihn, at 12:40 +0100 on 8 Nov 2000, wrote:
> BTW: I found BeeCrypt at http://www.virtualunlimited.com/products/beecrypt/
(Note: OpenSSL is a similar cryptographic library)
Remember GnuPG is more than set of cryptographic calls. It is an
implementation of the OpenPGP RFC (2440). The full functionality of GnuPG
may be difficult to work into a simple library. For example, consider
things GnuPG does such as working with the web of trust, and "unique"
things such as locking memory (would you want to write your entire program
being setuid-root just so you can lock memeory?).
You may be able to implement certain basic functions of OpenPGP
implementations, such as simply signing or encrypting a message. But a
full OpenPGP implementation should really do much more.
Frank Tobin http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
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