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I want to make a program wich encrypts a string with the rsa algorithm. Now I have the problem that long int is to short. Is there a longer type for that? I can´t use double because mod doesn´t work with that.
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by:mathought
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if __int64 does not do the work for you you must create a class that can handle really big integer numbers.
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and how do i do this? can you give me an example?
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Folko,

Creating such a class to handle big nums is not an easy task, especially to make it fast. SSLeay provides a good solution to that, it includes both bn.h (which is bignum library, non rsa specific) and rsa.h which is the simplest way to use rsa.

http://maga.di.unito.it/security/resources/mirrors/SSLeay/SSLeay090/index.html
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by:mathought
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>> Creating such a class to handle big nums is not an easy task.

I couldn't agree more. But if it is that important then you have to make the effort.
I assume from your comment that __int64 is not good enough. This figures, 64 bit is strong but not the stronger there is.

Folko, I assume you don't need help with the RSA it self...
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