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„VMAC not found”

  • Posted on December 8, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Well, the new Linux kernel 2.6.32 has a new crypto module called VMAC. It is a 64 bit hash that can be computed on 64 bit platforms – and this very fast. So I decided to look up what VMAC really does. I ended up in the CryptoLounge wiki. And there I clicked on a link to Wikipedia. And then I noticed that the article pointing to the VMAC algorithm had been deleted.

The lost page of VMAC in the English Wikipedia.

The lost page of VMAC in the English Wikipedia.

Note the Thanks, Wikipedia. sign on top of the missing item. Really, thanks a lot. In the meantime I’ll have a look at the C source code in my new kernel. Fortunately my filesystem doesn’t delete items on its own (maybe because I got the admin rights).

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