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Thread-safe library that encapsulates data in an encrypted file

'libGringotts' is a small, thread-safe C library originally developed for Gringotts. Its purpose is to encapsulate data in an encrypted and compressed file. It uses strong cryptographic algorithms (RIJNDAEL 128/256, SERPENT, TWOFISH, CAST256, SAFER+, LOKI97, and 3DES for encryption, and SHA1 and RIPEMD-160 for hashing) to ensure that data is as safe as possible, and that the user has complete control over all encryption, hashing, and compression algorithms used in the process. It also provides functions for encrypting temporary files and to securely manage memory. It is based upon libmcrypt and mhash, and supports pkgconfig.


Download version 1.2.1 (stable)
released on 24 April 2003


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GPLv2orlaterBABA20022 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Germano Rizzo Maintainer
Shlomi Fish Maintainer
Jose G. López Maintainer Debian

Resources and communication

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Debian pageHomepage
Trisquel pageHomepage
GH pageVCS Repository Webview
SF pageDownload
Homepage old archivedHomepage

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisite1.6x
Required to uselibmhash
Weak prerequisiteor 1.7 (both for building from CVS)
Required to usezlib
Weak prerequisiteautomake 1.4x
Required to uselibbz2
Weak prerequisiteautoconf 2.52 or later
Required to uselibmcrypt
Weak prerequisitepkgconfig

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2017.


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