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nettle-1.15-1.el6.rf RPM for x86_64

From DAG packages for Red Hat Linux el6 x86_64

Name: nettle Distribution: RPMForge repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Version: 1.15 Vendor: Dag Apt Repository,
Release: 1.el6.rf Build date: Fri Apr 22 14:10:37 2011
Group: Development/Libraries Build host:
Size: 3144580 Source RPM: nettle-1.15-1.el6.rf.src.rpm
Packager: Dries Verachtert <>
Summary: Cryptographic library
Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in more or
less any context: in crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages (C++,
Python, Pike, etc.), in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in kernel
space. In most contexts, you need more than the basic cryptographic
algorithms; you also need some way to keep track of available algorithms and
their properties and variants. You often have some algorithm selection
process, often dictated by a protocol you want to implement. And as the
requirements of applications differ in subtle and not so subtle ways, an API
that fits one application well can be a pain to use in a different context,
which is why there are so many different cryptographic libraries around.
Nettle tries to avoid this problem by doing one thing, the low-level crypto
stuff, and providing a simple but general interface to it. In particular,
Nettle doesn't do algorithm selection. It doesn't do memory allocation. It
doesn't do any I/O. The idea is that one can build several application- and
context-specific interfaces on top of Nettle and share the code, testcases,
benchmarks, documentation, etc.






* Fri Apr 22 2011 Dag Wieers <> - 1.15-1
  - Updated to release 1.15.
* Tue Sep 26 2006 Dries Verachtert <> - 1.12-1
  - Updated to release 1.12.
* Sat Jun 12 2004 Dries Verachtert <> - 1.10-1
  - Fix ownership of devel package.
* Tue Jun 08 2004 Dries Verachtert <> - 1.10-1
  - Initial package.



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