Subject: Re: [boost] [GSoC] Checks and hashes proposal
From: Pierre Talbot (pierre.talbot.6114_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-08 15:43:55
Well, I just modify the "specifics" because I don't have time to
re-structured all the proposal.
Thank you for those precisions.
I join the skeleton library I coded few days ago.
EDIT : I couldn't join it because the message exceed 75KB, so I uploaded it,
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2011/4/8 Pierre Talbot <pierre.talbot.6114_at_[hidden]>
> Well, I just modify the "specifics" because I don't have time to
> re-structured all the proposal.
> Thank you for those precisions.
> I join the skeleton library I coded few days ago.
> 2011/4/8 Scott McMurray <me22.ca+boost_at_[hidden]>
>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 07:19, Pierre Talbot
>> <pierre.talbot.6114_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > I wrote my proposal and posted it on the GSoC website, any feedbacks or
>> > comments are welcomed.
>> You mix four distinct things in one: ISBN/EAN/VISA/etc, for catching
>> human-entry errors; hash functions as in hash tables, which only care
>> about distribution; checksums like CRC32, for catching data
>> transmission errors; and cryptographic hash functions, the only ones
>> useful against malicious adversaries.
>> The summer is short, and the boost process is long. I'd encourage you
>> to look only at the first category. As you mention, it's the one with
>> the fewest alternative libraries, so you won't have to prove
>> competitive performance and such, and there are no real security
>> issues to deal with.
>> Also, I'd like to see some sketches of interfaces. What do you expect
>> user code to look like?
>> A few specifics:
>> "This kind of drama situation can be avoided by storing encrypted
>> Encrypted means cyphers, not hashes. You want digests or MACs of
>> passwords, not something reversible.
>> "Write, test and document the hash functions MD5 and SHA-1 256 bits."
>> There's no such thing as 256-bit SHA-1. Do you mean SHA-256, from
>> Also, MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-2 are implemented in my hash library:
>> ~ Scott
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