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Bug#880825: ITP: libkcapi -- Linux Kernel Crypto API User Space Interface Library




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : libkcapi
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : Stephan Mueller <smueller@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : http://www.chronox.de/libkcapi.html
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Linux Kernel Crypto API User Space Interface Library

 The Linux kernel exports a Netlink interface of type AF_ALG to allow user
 space to utilize the kernel crypto API. libkcapi uses this Netlink interface
 and exports easy to use APIs so that a developer does not need to consider the
 low-level Netlink interface handling.
 .
 The library does not implement any cipher algorithms. All consumer requests
 are sent to the kernel for processing. Results from the kernel crypto API
 are returned to the consumer via the library API.
 .
 The kernel interface and therefore this library can be used by unprivileged
 processes.