View Full Version : Linking (and using) the linux crypto module

nub nub
January 24th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Hello again ubuntu forums!

I have been programming in windows for a while now, but I have recently decided to return to my homeland: commandline-based Linux programming.

For my current project, I want to utilise the built-in crypto functions of Linux. It was then that I realised that although I've used 3rd party libraries before, I've never included a system library... (well, apart from the standard ones)

So, how exactly do I link to the crypto module? And do I have to make sure it's loaded? Or does calling it achieve that? And are there any good references on the Linux crypto functions?