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- Subject: Re: public key or asymmetric cryptography library
- From: William Ahern <william@...>
- Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:11:18 -0700
On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 08:36:47AM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> fwiw, there is libsodium (a C library), and I started a Lua binding for it.
> See https://download.libsodium.org/doc/ for info on libsodium.
> If other think they could use sodium for Lua, drop me a note, it might
> accelerate things.
The good thing about libsodium is that it doesn't support or implement
existing standards, which are quite archaic and brittle. And generally it
provides only 1 or 2 libsodium-specific algorithms and formats for any
particular operation, which are hard to use improperly.
The bad thing about libsodium is that [same as above].
In particular, libsodium doesn't support RSA, period. And good luck finding
any existing software, other than libsodium-derived software, that can
accept it's "sealed boxes" messages.