Jack Lloyd wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 05:41:48PM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:
>> No, OpenSSL is self-contained. There is, IIRC, an engine that uses GMP
>> if you want, but its entirely optional; OpenSSL has its own bignum
>> implementation that's just as good.
> Last I checked, public key operations in OpenSSL were significantly faster
> using the GNU MP engine - so "just as good" is perhaps not entirely
> accurate. OpenSSL's BN library is still very fast compared to many other MPI
> implementations, of course.

Apparently this rather depends on platform and compiler options. I am
reliably informed that GMP is not always faster.

For those that really care it'd be cool if someone did a careful
comparison. It would also be interesting to know why they differ.



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