Mcrypt

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mcrypt

http://mcrypt.sourceforge.net/
Encrypts files or streams

mcrypt is a program for encrypting files or streams. It is intended to be a replacement for the old UNIX crypt. It uses well-known and well-tested algorithms like DES, BLOWFISH, TWOFISH, ARCFOUR, CAST-128, and more in several modes (CBC, CFB, etc.). It also has a compatibility mode with the old UNIX crypt and Solaris des. Some of the algorithms that mcrypt may use (like RC6 and IDEA) are not free in all countries. These algorithms are provided as extension modules to libmcrypt (the library which implements all the algorithms and modes found in mcrypt). Users should contact the companies listed in docs/README.nonfree, if you live in a country where is illegal to use them.

Documentation

User manpage available in HTML format from http://mcrypt.hellug.gr/mcrypt/mcrypt.1.html


Download

Download version 2.6.8 (stable)
released on 22 November 2008

VCS Checkout

password: anonymous

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLJanet Casey11 May 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Nikos Mavroyanopoulos Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:nmav@hellug.gr
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://cvs.hellug.gr/cgi-bin/cvsweb/mcrypt/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildlibmhash
Source requirementlibmhash
Required to uselibmhash (http://mhash.sourceforge.net/)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.



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