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Re: heimdal and OpenSSL
On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 11:11:14PM +0100, GOMBAS Gabor wrote:
> 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."
Are you _trying_ to misunderstand me?
> > 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.
I didn't say that it did. Re-read the thread.
[restoring what you snipped]
> > > 2. It breaks on every operating system which do not have /dev/urandom
> > > (see the OpenSSL sources); my patch has egd support too
> > What is `It' in the sentence above?
> Your proposed changes. If there is no /dev/urandom, the RNG will not be
That's not true. The changes I posted do not change how anything is
It only changes the API names in libdes and it's consumers.
> Your changes might be fine for a *BSD port, but are not enough for a
> general distribution.
Why do you feel this way? The changes I propose make it easier for
porters to use OpenSSL _if they so choose_. The changes work on all
platforms. They do not mandate the use of OpenSSL. It is just text
Jacques Vidrine / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / nectar@FreeBSD.org