[squeak-dev] Crypto?

Germán Arduino garduino at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 12:55:06 UTC 2010

I think that we need also some industry algorithms as DES, TripleDES,
Blowfish, AES.

I never had the time to help to the Crypto team, and did a product
using encrytion on Dolphin, but should try to implement here
somethings.....as allways.......when time permits :(

2010/3/29 Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu>:
> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Casey Ransberger wrote:
>> What's the usual best practice around crypto in Squeak? Usually rolling
>> one's own crypto is a ridonculously bad idea so... do folks usually pipe
>> things to and from the cryptography of the underlying OS using OSProcess?
> There was a Cryptography team a few years ago with a few devs and big plans,
> but the team disappeared somehow... Anyway we have some usable code and a
> lot of half baked stuff here: http://www.squeaksource.com/Cryptography.html
> Start with Cryptography-cmm.11.mcz if you're interested.
> People are usually looking for three stuff:
> - hashes (MD5, SHA1, etc). These work pretty well. I think MD5 should be
> added to Squeak in the future. - SSL. It's somewhat broken (has issues with
> certificates IIRC) and really slow if used without the DESPlugin. The Cobalt
> developers forked the Cryptography package and fixed lots of stuff about
> SSL. But if you just want to fetch a few web pages, you better try curl
> first.
> - SSH. That's pre-alpha. :)
> Levente

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