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Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 10:08:57 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: crypt() non-DES support

On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 05:23:23PM +0800, orc wrote:
> Will crypt() support more encryption methods in musl? Some applications
> expect this. The manpage for crypt(3) says that $id$salt$ is a glibc2
> extension. (I've seen stub in src/misc/crypt.c)

Yes, it's my intent to add a couple popular hashes; the work is
pending getting small implementations of them under appropriate
license (tomcrypt is probably the best source), and doing the
necessary integration. Before doing any work on this, I also want to
completely replace the current DES implementation with one from
tomcrypt; it should be moderately smaller in code size, MUCH smaller
in memory usage, and much faster.


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