[Mono-devel-list] String hashing with Mono/C# on Linux

Sébastien Pouliot spouliot at videotron.ca
Mon Aug 30 07:46:54 EDT 2004

Hello Phil,

You shouldn't read MS documentation ;-)

All cryptographic classes are available in Mono (with very few
restrictions - none applicable to the hash algorithms). This includes all
*CryptoServiceProvider classes (which are managed implementations under

In doubt best way to find is to try, or to look at the sources ;-)

Sebastien Pouliot
home: spouliot at videotron.ca
blog: http://pages.infinit.net/ctech/poupou.html

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[mailto:mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com]On Behalf Of Philipp Kern
Sent: 29 août 2004 09:41
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Subject: [Mono-devel-list] String hashing with Mono/C# on Linux

Dear Mono developers,

I post this to mono-devel-list as I consider this closely related to
Mono itself. I struggled with finding a working hash algorithm within
Mono. There are the Crypto Service Providers, but those are restricted
to Win32 as I read from the API documentation.
Are there any algorithms provided by the Mono API itself, or providing
support for the Crypto Providers on Linux? The best solution for me
would be a portable one, but if something subclasses e.g. MD5 I could
add some platform checks.
Any hashing algorithm like MD5 or SHA* would be fine for my purposes.

Thanks in advance,
Philipp Kern

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