Subject: Re: muhah
To: Trevor Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2001 18:29:30
>> * links to openssl called md2, md4, d5, etc are not installed by
>Wouldn't a few shell aliases--"alias md2 'openssl dgst -md2'" and so
>on--work just as well?
yes, but then you need a different set for all shells. not difficult,
but not trivial.
>> * i believe it ought to be part of the base system, after all...
>OpenSSL was added to cryptosrc in June of 1999.
yes, but it's not part of basesrc. a subtle distinction, to be sure,
but a distinction nonetheless.
>I suppose having the digest utility and the extended cksum is nice for
>people who are prohibited from using the cryptosrc stuff, or (such as you)
>who need to run a version of NetBSD from before 1999. It just seemed a
>bit redundant until I understood your reasoning. Cheers.
i wasn't thinking of prohibitions on anything as being a deciding
factor. it just made sense to me for it to be there. i'm glad we're
in violent agreement. :)
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