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Re: heimdal and OpenSSL

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 01:07:45PM -0600, Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:

> The *BSD systems provide this in libcrypto. 

There are operating systems other than *BSD. Read the OpenSSL documentation
(doc/crypto/des.pod): "des_new_random_key() [...] not implemented here."

> One could always use the one Heimdal provides on systems without it. 

You haven't looked at the Heimdal build system either: if it finds the
OpenSSL crypto library, it _won't_ build the included des library.

> What is `It' in the sentence above?

Your proposed changes. If there is no /dev/urandom, the RNG will not be

Your changes might be fine for a *BSD port, but are not enough for a
general distribution.


Gabor Gombas                                       Eotvos Lorand University
E-mail: gombasg@inf.elte.hu                        Hungary