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Date: 2002-04-05 (14:28)
From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cryptokit: cryptographic library for OCaml
On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 04:02:14PM +0200, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> My amateur, unfocused interest for applications of cryptography led me
> to implement the Cryptokit library of cryptographic primitives for
> OCaml, providing:
>   - Symmetric-key cryptography: AES, DES, Triple-DES, ARCfour.
>   - Public-key cryptography: RSA.
>   - Hash functions and MACs: SHA-1, MD5, and MACs based on AES and DES.
>   - Random number generation.
>   - Encodings and compression: base 64, hexadecimal, Zlib compression.
> It is available at
> >From a language standpoint, while the low-level crypto code in this
> library is uninteresting (it's the same snippets of C that you'll find
> everywhere), I'm relatively proud of the Caml high-level interface,
> which makes tasteful use of objects (if I may say so myself).
> Enjoy,
> - Knivre Yrebl

Mmm, what are the legal restriction related to this ? Is it legal to
distribute it in france (legislation may have changed since last i checked
about such things a few years ago) ? Is it legal to distribute it from an US
based server (i think yes, but you would need to declare the software to the
NSA or something such).


Sven Luther
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