Hi, in PR 3854  Serhiy added blowfish, extended DES and NT-Hash to Python's crypt mdodule. I vetoed against addition of the APIs because all these hashing algorithms are not state of the art. Their quality ranges from old to horribly, horriblye broken beyond any repair.
Shortly after the PR has landed, I was made aware that glibc has deprecated crypt(3) API  and favor of an external library called libxcrypt  from OpenWall Linux. I have patched Python 3.7  to support libxcrypt. In light of deprecation of crypt(3) glibc function and bad quality of hashing algorithms, I'd like to raise the motion to revert 3854 and deprecate the crypt module. The whole module should be rather moved into 3rd party library that wraps xcrypt. Regards, Christian  https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/3854  https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Fedora-28-libxcrypt-Plans  https://github.com/besser82/libxcrypt  https://bugs.python.org/issue32635 _______________________________________________ Python-Dev mailing list Python-Dev@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com