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Library of cryptographic algorithms

Botan (previously OpenCL) is a library of cryptographic algorithms. It currently includes a wide selection of block and stream ciphers, public key algorithms, hash functions, and message authentication codes, plus a high level filter-based interface. As of Sept 2002, this project has been renamed Botan; please see the entry for that package ( for the most recent information about the package.

Related Projects

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

cf4oclC Framework for OpenCL



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15 September 2012

Leaders and contributors

Jack Lloyd Maintainer
Darren Starsmore Contributor
Hany Greiss Contributor
Peter J Jones Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
UserBug Tracking
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
Perl (Ref)
R (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildPerl
Required to buildmake
Weak prerequisitebzip2
Weak prerequisitezlib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 April 2018.


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