On Fri, May 25, 2007, Peter Kuykendall wrote:

> Kyle Hamilton wrote:
> This is OK if your key happens to be text, but I'm stuck on how to pass 
> a binary key.  After figuring out the basic syntax, my new problem is 
> that the real key is random binary stuff, and I don't know if there is a 
> way to pass it on the command line.

There isn't a command line option to do this in OpenSSL 0.9.8. Tha HMAC
option was added largely for consistency with the FIPS build 0.9.7 which makes
use of this option.

OpenSSL 0.9.9 has more general MAC support but that is experimental and not
documented yet.

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