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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: What if a system already has expat?
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:49:46 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
>>Similarily, if the system has OpenSSH with its crypto library,
>>wouldn't it be nice if APU's crypto stuff acted as a simple
>>wrapper?

Incidentally, OpenSSH's crypto library is OpenSSL.

> We've got md4, md5, and sha hashes in our crypto support. IOW, it is only
> cryptographic hashing algorithms -- not full cryptography. I don't really
> see much need to reuse those functions from an installed library -- it could
> cause more problems that its worth.
> 
> Is there a specific problem with apu including those hashing algorithms?

OpenSSL's are almost certainly faster. Though that probably doesn't matter.

Cheers,

Ben.

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