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Bug#364574: ITP: libtie-encryptedhash-perl -- Hashes and hashes based objects with encrypting fields for perl

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Pierre-Matthieu Alamy" <pm.alamy@habitat-humanisme.org>

* Package name    : libtie-encryptedhash-perl
  Version         : 1.21
  Upstream Author : Vipul Ved Prakash <mail@vipul.net>
* URL             : http://cpan.org/modules/by-module/Tie/
* License         : Artistic
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Hashes and hashes based objects with encrypting fields for perl

Tie::EncryptedHash augments Perl hash semantics to build secure, encrypting containers of data. 
Tie::EncryptedHash introduces special hash fields that are coupled with encrypt/decrypt routines to encrypt 
assignments at STORE() and decrypt retrievals at FETCH(). By design, encrypting fields are associated with keys 
that begin in single underscore. The remaining keyspace is used for accessing normal hash fields, which are 
retained without modification.

While the password is set, a Tie::EncryptedHash behaves exactly like a standard Perl hash. This is its 
transparent mode of access. Encrypting and normal fields are identical in this mode. When password is deleted, 
encrypting fields are accessible only as ciphertext. This is Tie::EncryptedHash's opaque mode of access, 
optimized for serialization.

Encryption is done with Crypt::CBC(3) which encrypts in the cipher block chaining mode with Blowfish, DES or 
IDEA. Tie::EncryptedHash uses Blowfish by default, but can be instructed to employ any cipher supported by 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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