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RC4_set_key(3)                      OpenSSL                     RC4_set_key(3)

       RC4_set_key, RC4 - RC4 encryption

       libcrypto, -lcrypto

        #include <openssl/rc4.h>

        void RC4_set_key(RC4_KEY *key, int len, const unsigned char *data);

        void RC4(RC4_KEY *key, unsigned long len, const unsigned char *indata,
                 unsigned char *outdata);

       This library implements the Alleged RC4 cipher, which is described for
       example in Applied Cryptography.  It is believed to be compatible with
       RC4[TM], a proprietary cipher of RSA Security Inc.

       RC4 is a stream cipher with variable key length.  Typically, 128 bit
       (16 byte) keys are used for strong encryption, but shorter insecure key
       sizes have been widely used due to export restrictions.

       RC4 consists of a key setup phase and the actual encryption or
       decryption phase.

       RC4_set_key() sets up the RC4_KEY key using the len bytes long key at

       RC4() encrypts or decrypts the len bytes of data at indata using key
       and places the result at outdata.  Repeated RC4() calls with the same
       key yield a continuous key stream.

       Since RC4 is a stream cipher (the input is XORed with a pseudo-random
       key stream to produce the output), decryption uses the same function
       calls as encryption.

       RC4_set_key() and RC4() do not return values.

       Applications should use the higher level functions EVP_EncryptInit(3)
       etc. instead of calling these functions directly.

       It is difficult to securely use stream ciphers. For example, do not
       perform multiple encryptions using the same key stream.


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1.1.1i                            2018-09-23                    RC4_set_key(3)