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# getting the mod from a double number in C++

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Hi, Im trying to do the RSA Algorithm as in this page:
http://pajhome.org.uk/crypt/rsa/rsa.html

but I have a problem with data types (in, double, lon int)

My code is like this:
``````double p,q,n,m,e,d;
double coded,decoded,msg;

unsigned int mcd(unsigned int a, unsigned int b){
return (b == 0)? a : mcd(b, a % b);
}

void main(){
p=7;
q=9;
n=p*q;//n for Encryption  and DesEncryption

m=(p-1)*(q-1);

for(e=2;e<m;e++)//getting e as public key
if(mcd(m,e)==1)
break;

for(int x=0;x<m;x++)
{
if(fmod((1+x*m),e)==0)
{
d=(1+x*m)/e;//getting d as private key
break;
}
}
}
msg=6;//original message
//Here I try to Encryp the message
coded=fmod(pow(mensaje,e),n);//cant use % coz are doubles....
//coded is 62

//Now I try yo DesEncryp the message
decoded=fmod(pow(cifrado,d),n);//It is suppose that i must result 6 as msg, but it doesn't. It give me 21.
``````
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Question by:manganzon
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Why are you using Doubles.  You probably should be using a Big Number library depending on the size of intergers you need, but for learning purposes, you could use a 64 bit int which on most systems would be type long long.
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Im using double coz I need a large rangen and long int is not enough. I need very large numbers like 65^70.

Whats the range of  64bits Int? and how do I declare a variable of it?  and wich library do you mean?
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Darrylsh earned 375 total points
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unsigned a 64 bit integer is 0 to 18,446,744,073,709,551,615
They are declare like:

long long MyVar;

If you need 65^70 you will need a large number library.  I'd recommend GMP which can be found here http://gmplib.org/

Doubles won't work  because of rounding, if you are doing cryptography, you need integers.

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thanks;
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