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Subject: Re: Added OS X Native Crypto Support
Re: Added OS X Native Crypto Support
From: Marc Hörsken <info_at_marc-hoersken.de>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 20:49:04 +0100
> Am 02.12.2014 um 16:34 schrieb Keith Duncan <keith.duncan_at_github.com>:
thank you very much for creating this native crypto backend.
> https://github.com/keithduncan/libssh2 <https://github.com/keithduncan/libssh2>
> It looks like Nick Zitzmann also started a similar project in 2012 but discovered that there’s no public BigNum API in OS X http://lists.apple.com/archives/apple-cdsa/2012/Aug/msg00009.html <http://lists.apple.com/archives/apple-cdsa/2012/Aug/msg00009.html>
Instead of using a private API you could also try to use the RSA encryption method to perform the necessary big number operation, which currently is only modular exponentiation.
> I hope this is of interest, let me know if there’s any interest in a patch.
I would really like to see this merged the same way as the WinCNG backend was, because it would allow someone to build libssh2 and then also curl with ssh support using just the native crypto libraries.