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SubjectRe: idea: MAC level compression & crypto
Robert Walsh wrote:
> > > why there can not be HOOKS in kernel ?
> > > they arent crypto...
> >
> > Tell that to the US government. It sucks basically.
> When I was working on security systems (back when I lived in Ireland)
> we couldn't put hooks in our code either because the French government
> would not accept the software if we did. You couldn't even put the
> crypto stuff inside a shared library in case someone preloaded
> something else... I guess it's not just the US government.
So how do the 'hooks' for XOR and DES encryption in the util-linux
package (mount/lo{mount,setup}.c) fit into this picture? Is that not
considered a crypto hook?


Marc Mutz <>
University of Bielefeld, Dep. of Mathematics / Dep. of Physics

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