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Re: GNU Crypto
Raif S. Naffah
Re: GNU Crypto
Mon, 22 Jul 2002 19:21:33 +1000
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Adam Megacz wrote:
Nic Ferrier <address@hidden> writes:
Eventually there will be a GNU Java JCA/JCE implementation using
these. By that time we will probably be delivering a comprehensive
GNU java platform.
Hrm, is there a reason why the GNU Crypto project hasn't simply
adopted the Bouncy Castle libraries (bouncycastle.org)? I've been
using them for six months now and found them to be very high quality.
GNU Crypto is *not* a JCA/JCE implementation. as is mentioned in its
"...(GNU Crypto) aims at providing free, versatile, high-quality, and
provably correct implementations of cryptographic primitives and tools
in the Java programming language for use by programmers and end-users."
beacuse it does not always follow the published interfaces of Sun, the
library includes a sub-package (gnu.crypto.jce.*) that contains Adapters
for allowing plugging the appropriate algorithms into a JCA/JCE
implementation as a Security Provider (GnuCrypto) --we ear-marked
BouncyCastle, Cryptix and JDK1.4 JCA/JCE publishers for future integration.
(currently there are only Adapters for the *built-in* hash, PRNG and
signature schemes. Adapters for the javax.security interfaces and
classes will come later.)
Re: GNU Crypto, Mark Wielaard, 2002/07/21