[pycrypto] FYI: PyCrypto on Google App Engine
samphippen at googlemail.com
Sun May 3 12:33:54 CST 2009
2009/5/3 Dwayne C. Litzenberger <dlitz at dlitz.net>
> On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 03:15:42PM +0200, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
> > App Engine includes a custom version of the Python Cryptography Toolkit
> > <http://www.amk.ca/python/code/crypto>, also known as PyCrypto. The
> > included with App Engine is based on pycrypto 2.0.1. This is not the
> > version <http://pycrypto.org>, but should be largely compatible with
> > recent versions.
> Neat. Thanks for pointing this out.
> > For reasons both technical and legal, the App Engine version of PyCrypto
> > has the following differences from the original PyCrypto 2.0.1:
> > * The RC5 and IDEA ciphers have been removed.
> Makes sense. RC5 and IDEA are patent-encumbered.
> > * The MODE_PGP encryption mode has been removed.
> Hmm. Does anybody know why MODE_PGP would have been removed?
PGP is a registered company, there may be some trademark/copyright issues
> > * All public key cryptography routines are implemented in pure
> > Python code. They do not use any native acceleration (C code).
> In other words, they built PyCrypto without the optional support for libgmp
> Dwayne C. Litzenberger <dlitz at dlitz.net>
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