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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/9] encryption code changes

From: Eduardo Habkost
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/9] encryption code changes
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:57:04 -0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 05:43:13PM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Eduardo Habkost wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This patch series for qemu contain multiple changes on the way encryption
>> and authentication code is handled.
>> The first patch is a behaviour change to avoid silent security holes on
>> the VNC server caused by user configuration errors.
>> Patches 2 and 3 are bugfixes to some of the multiple problems
>> I had with monitor_readline(), when testing the qcow encryption
>> support. monitor_readline() is still not completely functional, but
>> at least it allows the qcow password to be read when an qcow encrypted
>> image is specified on the command-line, now.
>> The remaining patches may be more controversial. The first half makes the
>> use of aes.c and d3des.c optional at compile time. The rest remove aes.c
>> and d3des.c from the source tree and replace them with calls to libgcrypt.
> What's the availability of libgcrypt?  Are there Windows versions  
> readily available?  That would be my biggest concern here.

libgcrypt is included on the GnuTLS Windows package. I didn't test the
changes under Windows, though.


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