Talk:FIPS Mode

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The FIPS Mode link on the home page was broken, so I added a redirect as a stopgap, but I think it would be better to use this page to explain what FIPS mode is, and then include a link to the FIPS_mode() page.

-- Jflopezfernandez (talk) 15:31, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I agree. And actually the FIPS_mode() page that you have redirected to would be better off as a man page in the source repo rather than as a wiki page. Of course in 1.1.1 this function doesn't do anything at all (although it exists). In 3.0 it will do something again, but that code needs to be implemented.

--Matt (talk) 15:36, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

That's good to know, I actually didn't know that. I'll make a note of that on the FIPS_mode() page, as there's currently no indication it doesn't do anything right now.
-- Jflopezfernandez (talk) 15:53, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Just to clarify my earlier comment. It does do something in 1.0.2 too. 1.0.2 is a FIPS capable release, 1.1.1 is not FIPS capable, 3.0 will be FIPS capable again. Confused yet? :-)
--Matt (talk) 16:07, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Oh, wow, now I really am confused. Can you take a look at the FIPS_mode() page? I added a notice based on the first thing you told me, but now I'm not sure it's right, and I don't want others to share in my current state of confusion haha.
-- Jflopezfernandez (talk) 16:20, 9 August 2019 (UTC)