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Re: shc -- #335278 broken packaging -- non-DD NMU prepared

<allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> wrote in message news:20060628221048.GA17788@yellowpig.yi.org...
On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:58:59AM +0200, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
 * 'Alleged RC4' Source Code picked up from the news."
 * From: allen@gateway.grumman.com (John L. Allen)"
 * Newsgroups: comp.lang.c"
 * Subject: Shrink this C code for fame and fun"
 * Date: 21 May 1996 10:49:37 -0400"
That message subject strongly implies that Mr. Allen has no problem with people distributing (potentially modified) versions of the code in that message. On the other hand, There is a good possibility that he does not own the rights to the code.

Anyway, it is very very easy to re-implement arcfour. That is the very reason why that was chosen as the cipher for ciphersaber. In fact, There is an rc4 implementation in the oublic domain, as part of a ciphersaber implmentation available at:


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