[ILUG] hashing algorithm
plop at redbrick.dcu.ie
Tue Sep 5 08:59:11 IST 2000
In reply to Caolan McNamara's flatulent wordings,
> >How do you go about finding out which one(s) your libc uses/supports?
> >Does RedHat6.2 support SHA?
> Are you telling me that there is some sort of standardish c library hashing
> api call ?
> I know that FreeBSD appears to come with default with libmd which contains
> md5 and sha1, and that you can get innumerable standalone library packages
> from freshmeat that implement both, both for some annoying reason linux
> distributions don't apppear to carry any of them by default, every little
> half arsed app carries around an md5 or sha1 implementation of its own.
The only Linux libc standard I'm afraid is DES crypt, it is quite annoying
that a lot of apps re-invent the wheel for crypto functions, however quite a
few also use openSSL (www.openssl.org), you might even have it on a standard
redhat6.2 install, if so then man crypto should return something for you.
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