Re: Sample/reference code of RFCs
markus schnalke asked:
> It's about the package `masqmail'. The upstream release includes an
> MD5 implementation (in src/md5). This MD5 code is the reference
> implementation code from RFC 1321 and RFC 2104.
which basically recommends libmd as a faster, freer replacement.
As I understand it, the RSADSIMD5M-DA licence does not allow
distribution of derivatives explicitly. And the code's slower.
> But the code from RFC 2104 shows no copyright information at all. See
> (In the Appendix, page 8 and 9.)
> Can I include this code in Debian?
In the absence of permission, the default is no permission, so no.
Probably BCP 78 applies, but that's not enough for inclusion.
> This question is important, because I couldn't find a public domain
> implementation of this function.
That's a shame but I don't know hmac_md5 myself. Is there a free
software (rather than PD) implementation? There appear to be several
HMAC-MD5 implementations in debian already, including libmhash2, but
they don't look like drop-in replacements.
> I'm off-list, please CC me.
Hope that helps,
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