Project info for libdjb

Share This Created 13 May 2000 at 20:48 UTC by Fefe.

Homepage: http://www.fefe.de/djb/

Freshmeat page: [they didn't accept the project :-(]

Notes: Dan Bernstein wrote several programs that have gained fame for being secure. His software looks intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, you understand why the design is excellent.

djb's coding style looks intimidating at first, too. He uses one file per function and wrote his own DNS resolver and stdio replacements. Also, he does not use directory structure, so at first glance you tend not to see the big picture.

The libdjb project aims to extract libraries from his software so you can write your own software on a secure foundation. Documentation and proper integration perl scripts are still missing, but I added my IPv6 patches which allow you to write IPv6 capable software today that will even compile and work (in IPv4 compatibility mode) when IPv6 is disabled in the kernel or not even in your libc.

License: free software

This project has the following developers:

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