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NAMEblowfish, BF_set_key, BF_encrypt, BF_decrypt, BF_ecb_encrypt, BF_cbc_encrypt, BF_cfb64_encrypt, BF_ofb64_encrypt, BF_options - Blowfish encryption
#include <openssl/blowfish.h> void BF_set_key(BF_KEY *key, int len, const unsigned char *data); void BF_ecb_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out, BF_KEY *key, int enc); void BF_cbc_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out, long length, BF_KEY *schedule, unsigned char *ivec, int enc); void BF_cfb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out, long length, BF_KEY *schedule, unsigned char *ivec, int *num, int enc); void BF_ofb64_encrypt(const unsigned char *in, unsigned char *out, long length, BF_KEY *schedule, unsigned char *ivec, int *num); const char *BF_options(void); void BF_encrypt(BF_LONG *data,const BF_KEY *key); void BF_decrypt(BF_LONG *data,const BF_KEY *key);
DESCRIPTIONThis library implements the Blowfish cipher, which was invented and described by Counterpane (see www.counterpane.com/blowfish.html ).
Blowfish is a block cipher that operates on 64 bit (8 byte) blocks of data. It uses a variable size key, but typically, 128 bit (16 byte) keys are considered good for strong encryption. Blowfish can be used in the same modes as
Blowfish consists of a key setup phase and the actual encryption or decryption phase.
BF_set_key() sets up the
BF_ecb_encrypt() is the basic Blowfish encryption and decryption function. It encrypts or decrypts the first 64 bits of in using the key key, putting the result in out. enc decides if encryption (
The mode functions BF_cbc_encrypt(), BF_cfb64_encrypt() and BF_ofb64_encrypt() all operate on variable length data. They all take an initialization vector ivec which needs to be passed along into the next call of the same function for the same message. ivec may be initialized with anything, but the recipient needs to know what it was initialized with, or it won't be able to decrypt. Some programs and protocols simplify this, like
BF_cbc_encrypt() is the Cipher Block Chaining function for Blowfish. It encrypts or decrypts the 64 bits chunks of in using the key schedule, putting the result in out. enc decides if encryption (
BF_cfb64_encrypt() is the
BF_ofb64_encrypt() is the
BF_encrypt() and BF_decrypt() are the lowest level functions for Blowfish encryption. They encrypt/decrypt the first 64 bits of the vector pointed by data, using the key key. These functions should not be used unless you implement 'modes' of Blowfish. The alternative is to use BF_ecb_encrypt(). If you still want to use these functions, you should be aware that they take each 32-bit chunk in host-byte order, which is little-endian on little-endian platforms and big-endian on big-endian ones.