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       crypto - The Crypto Application


       The  purpose of the Crypto application is to provide message digest and
       DES encryption for SMNPv3. It provides computation of  message  digests
       MD5 and SHA, and CBC-DES encryption and decryption.


       The  following environment configuration parameters are defined for the
       Crypto application. Refer to  application(3erl)  for  more  information
       about configuration parameters.

          debug = true | false <optional>
             Causes  debug  information  to  be  written  to standard error or
             standard output. Default is false.


       The current implementation of the Erlang Crypto application is based on
       the  OpenSSL  package  version  0.9.7  or  higher. There are source and
       binary releases on the web.

       Source releases of OpenSSL can be downloaded from the  OpenSSL  project
       home page, or mirror sites listed there.

       The  same  URL  also  contains  links  to  some  compiled  binaries and
       libraries of OpenSSL (see  the  Related/Binaries  menu)  of  which  the
       Shining  Light  Productions Win32 and OpenSSL pages are of interest for
       the Win32 user.

       For some Unix flavours there are binary packages available on the  net.

       If you cannot find a suitable binary OpenSSL package, you have to fetch
       an OpenSSL source release and compile it.

       You then have to compile and install the library  (Unix),
       or the library libeay32.dll (Win32).

       For  Unix  The crypto_drv dynamic driver is delivered linked to OpenSSL
       libraries in /usr/local/lib, but the default dynamic linking will  also
       accept libraries in /lib and /usr/lib.

       If that is not applicable to the particular Unix operating system used,
       the example Makefile in the Crypto priv/obj directory, should  be  used
       as a basis for relinking the final version of the port program.

       For  Win32  it  is only required that the library can be found from the
       PATH environment variable, or  that  they  reside  in  the  appropriate
       SYSTEM32  directory;  hence  no  particular relinking is need. Hence no
       example Makefile for Win32 is provided.