mcrypt is intended to be a replacement of the old unix crypt(1) under the GNU General Public License. Unix Crypt(1) was a popular(?) file encryption program in unix boxes. It was based on the enigma encryption algorithm but it was considerable trivialized. Since this was not adequate, even for individual privacy needs, I decided to create a similar program using some modern block encryption algorithms. Mcrypt also has a compatibility mode with unix crypt(1) and with solaris des(1). It supports all the algorithms and modes found in libmcrypt and it is very extendable. At the time writing this, it supports the algorithms: BLOWFISH, TWOFISH, DES, TripleDES, 3-WAY, SAFER, LOKI97, GOST, RC2, MARS, RIJNDAEL, SERPENT, CAST, ARCFOUR and WAKE. Block algorithms are implemented in modes: CFB, CBC, CTR, ECB, OFB (8 bit and n bit, where n is the size of the algorithm's block length).
Author: Nikos Mavroyanopoulos <nmav [at] hellug [dot] gr>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 20% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.35 MB, 25 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.
2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).