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BLF_KEY(3) Library Functions Manual BLF_KEY(3)

NAME

blf_key, blf_enc, blf_dec, blf_ecb_encrypt, blf_ecb_decrypt, blf_cbc_encrypt, blf_cbc_decryptBlowfish encryption

SYNOPSIS

#include <blf.h>
void
blf_key(blf_ctx *state, const u_int8_t *key, u_int16_t keylen);
void
blf_enc(blf_ctx *state, u_int32_t *data, u_int16_t blocks);
void
blf_dec(blf_ctx *state, u_int32_t *data, u_int16_t blocks);
void
blf_ecb_encrypt(blf_ctx *state, u_int8_t *data, u_int32_t datalen);
void
blf_ecb_decrypt(blf_ctx *state, u_int8_t *data, u_int32_t datalen);
void
blf_cbc_encrypt(blf_ctx *state, u_int8_t *iv, u_int8_t *data, u_int32_t datalen);
void
blf_cbc_decrypt(blf_ctx *state, u_int8_t *iv, u_int8_t *data, u_int32_t datalen);

DESCRIPTION

Blowfish is a fast unpatented block cipher designed by Bruce Schneier. It basically consists of a 16-round Feistel network. The block size is 64 bits and the maximum key size is 448 bits.
The blf_key() function initializes the 4 8-bit S-boxes and the 18 Subkeys with the hexadecimal digits of Pi. The key is used for further randomization. The first argument to blf_enc() is the initialized state derived from blf_key(). The stream of 32-bit words is encrypted in Electronic Codebook Mode (ECB) and blocks is the number of 64-bit blocks in the stream. blf_dec() is used for decrypting Blowfish encrypted blocks.
The functions blf_ecb_encrypt() and blf_ecb_decrypt() are used for encrypting and decrypting octet streams in ECB mode. The functions blf_cbc_encrypt() and blf_cbc_decrypt() are used for encrypting and decrypting octet streams in Cipherblock Chaining Mode (CBC). For these functions datalen specifies the number of octets of data to encrypt or decrypt. It must be a multiple of 8 (64-bit block). The initialisation vector iv points to an 8-byte buffer.

SEE ALSO

passwd(1), crypt(3), passwd(5)

AUTHORS

Niels Provos <provos@physnet.uni-hamburg.de>
November 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current