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[ITP] ccrypt: A utility for encrypting and decrypting files andstreams
- From: Andreas Seidl <seidlcw at gmx dot net>
- To: Cygwin Applications Mailing List <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 19:28:20 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: [ITP] ccrypt: A utility for encrypting and decrypting files andstreams
I would like to contribute and maintain ccrypt:
* http://quasar.mathstat.uottawa.ca/~selinger/ccrypt/ (Homepage)
Obtaining this package for review:
Alternatively, this package can be downloaded and installed through
setup.exe by adding http://alice.fmi.uni-passau.de/~seidl/cygwin to your
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sdesc: "A utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams"
ldesc: "ccrypt is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and
streams. It was designed as a replacement for the standard unix crypt
utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption
algorithm. ccrypt is based on the Rijndael cipher, which is the
U.S. government's chosen candidate for the Advanced Encryption
Standard (AES, see http://www.nist.gov/aes/). This cipher is believed
to provide very strong security.
Unlike unix crypt, the algorithm provided by ccrypt is not symmetric,
i.e., one must specify whether to encrypt or decrypt. The most common
way to invoke ccrypt is via the commands ccencrypt and
ccdecrypt. There is also a ccat command for decrypting a file directly
to the terminal, thus reducing the likelihood of leaving temporary
plaintext files around. In addition, there is a compatibility mode for
decrypting legacy unix crypt files. An emacs mode is also supplied for
editing encrypted text files."
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