memfrob

MEMFROB(3)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 MEMFROB(3)



NAME
       memfrob - frobnicate (encrypt) a memory area

SYNOPSIS
       #include <string.h>

       void *memfrob(void *s, size_t n);

DESCRIPTION
       The memfrob() function encrypts the first n bytes of the memory area s by
       exclusive-ORing each character with the number 42.  The effect can be
       reversed by using memfrob() on the encrypted memory area.

       Note that this function is not a proper encryption routine as the XOR
       constant is fixed, and is only suitable for hiding strings.

RETURN VALUE
       The memfrob() function returns a pointer to the encrypted memory area.

CONFORMING TO
       The memfrob() function is unique to the Linux C Library and GNU C
       Library.

SEE ALSO
       strfry(3)



GNU                              April 12, 1993                       MEMFROB(3)