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GNU Nettle

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/
Cryptographic library

Nettle is a cryptographic library designed to fit any context: in crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages, in applications like LSH or GnuPG, or even in kernel space. Users need to keep track of available algorithms and their properties and variants. The algorithm selection process is dictated by the protocol you want to implement. Also, requirements of applications differ, so an API that fits one application well may be useless for another (which is why so many different cryptographic libraries exist). Nettle avoids this problem by doing one thing, the low-level crypto stuff, and providing a simple but general interface to it. In particular, it doesn't do algorithm selection, memory allocation, or any I/O. However, users can build application- and context-specific interfaces on top of Nettle and share code, testcases, benchmarks, documentation, etc.

Documentation

User manual included and available in HTML format from http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html

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Download

Download version 3.3 (stable)
released on 1 October 2016

VCS Checkout

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Licensing

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License:LGPLv3orlaterGenium25 April 2015
License:GPLv2Genium25 April 2015
License:GPLv3Genium25 April 2015



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Niels Moeller Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportE-mailmailto:nettle-bugs@lists.lysator.liu.se
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle
DeveloperBug Tracking Subscribehttps://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs
DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftpmirror.gnu.org/nettle/


Software prerequisites

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