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Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:16:02 +0200
From: Daniel Cegiełka <>
Subject: Re: crypt() non-DES support

We already have SHA3 finalist:


2012/6/8 Rich Felker <>:
> 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.
> Rich

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