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development files for Usenet cancel lock library

Cancel locks are used by Usenet article posters to authenticate their authorship of an article. It may then by used by servers to prevent cancel and supersede abuse. The use of this feature remains the newsmaster's decision.

This library may be used for both the generation and the verification of cancel locks. The header file and the static library are included in this package.

Package version:2b-6


libcanlock - a library for creating and verifying cancel locks.

Copyright stuff:

    sha1.c is basically the sample code from RFC 3174 from Donald
    Eastlake and Paul Jones, and carries a BSD-ish license from the
    Internet Society.

    base64.c carries a BSD license from KTH.

    hmac_sha1.c, canlock.c, hmactest.c and canlocktest.c were written by
    Greg Andruk, and carry an MIT style 


canlock for Debian

The relevant technical documents (RFCs and IETF draft) have been
removed from the package for licence reasons.

The non-free sha1 implementation from the original tarball has been
replaced by the one from mhash.

 -- Laurent Fousse <>, Thu, 29 Jan 2004 14:12:45 +0000


canlock (2b-6) unstable; urgency=low

  * Remove bashism in debian/rules (closes: #526455).
    Thanks Michael Bienia.

 -- Laurent Fousse <>  Wed, 13 May 2009 22:06:47 +0200

canlock (2b-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix several memleaks (closes: #520444)
    Thanks to Urs Jan├čen for reporting and providing an initial patch.
  * Update packaging to debhelper compat 7.
  * Updat



11 Aug 2003
        - Only very minor changes.  The makefile was tweaked slightly


This package was debianized by Laurent Fousse <> on
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 14:12:45 +000

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