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Subject: Re: [boost] [SoC] Some extra ideas to Google SoC
From: Andrew Sutton (andrew.n.sutton_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-22 17:02:18

> > How about, as a prerequisite to a larger encryption library, more
> > cryptographic hashes?
> >
> > For instance, UUID has an SHA-1, but would rather not maintain its
> > own. Also, there are MD5-based UUIDs that the library can't provide
> > yet, since it lacks an MD5 hasher.
> Except for the scope (I think this might be a big small), I think this
> would make a good SOC project.
> MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, with a place for the current NIST contest winner when it
> is decided.
> If there is time, the concepts can be used to implement some symmetrical
> encryption algorithms (RC4, RC5, AES, etc).

I think that's a very good idea. It might be worth pointing out that there
is a boost.crypto submission in the vault [1] that seems to implement some
of these algorithms. We should take a closer look at this library before
suggesting a GSoC project. I'm pretty confident that this could (should?) be
a good Boost library.

Andrew Sutton


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