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GNU Nettle

https://www.gnu.org/software/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

https://www.lysator.liu.se/~nisse/nettle/nettle.html

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Licensing

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Bendikker

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4 May 2018

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GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater

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4 May 2018

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GPLv2orlater or LGPLv3orlater




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Niels Möller Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/nettle
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/nettle
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.lysator.liu.se/nettle/nettle
Mailing Listhttps://lists.lysator.liu.se/mailman/listinfo/nettle-bugs
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/nettle


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 May 2018.



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