[OLSR-users] security plugin update
Fri Mar 11 09:19:43 CET 2005
Great. This will add an option for administration (as I pointed out
recently). And right - the security blabla-people always emit very much
noise - but they do normally not convince people to shut their front doors
""Andreas Tønnesen"" <(spam-protected)> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I have added source for MD5 calculation to be compiled in with the
> security plugin. This makes the plugin independent regarding libraries
> and should be a advantage for embedded systems(if anyone is using
> this plugin).
> The degree of security offered by MD5 can be debated, but I'm not
> interested in that ;) openssl can still be used for SHA-1 usage.
> To compile using openssl:
> make USE_OPENSSL=1
> If USE_OPENSSL is not used, the local md5 implementation will be
> compiled and used.
> As usual, this plugin is not very much tested. It will be part of 0.4.9.
> (yeah yeah, I know about the recent publicity SHA-1 has received.
> It can be argued that both SHA-1 and MD5 should be abandoned in
> new security-related implementations... but hey - feel free to
> do your own thing with the plugin :-) This update is mainly targeted
> at community networks needing a quick and easy way to limit access
> using integrity mechanisms)
> - Andreas
> Andreas Tønnesen
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