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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Cryptography in CouchDB
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:45:45 GMT
I don't think it's necessary as we aren't encrypting anything. We do  
use the crypto library, but only for generating random UUIDs.


On Aug 17, 2009, at 4:37 PM, Curt Arnold wrote:

> I don't know if it predates the recent OAuth patch, but I believe  
> the CouchDB now requires an export notice to be filed.  The export  
> notification should have been filed before crypto related code was  
> committed.  I do not know if there is a procedure to follow when the  
> export notice is not filed beforehand.
> See and
> It should have dawned on me earlier, but I stumbled upon it when I  
> built Erlang R13B01 from source without previously installing libssl- 
> dev.  Erlang and CouchDB would build successfully, but CouchDB would  
> fail on start up.  Surprised me that CouchDB requires ssl to launch.

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