Reply to post: Re: Why is it difficult to add new encryption/hash methods to old OS?

Dealing with legacy issues around Red Hat crypto versions? Here's a fix

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Re: Why is it difficult to add new encryption/hash methods to old OS?

My guess is that the sucure versions (SHA256, etc) applications (ssh/sshd/sftp/mod_security) are all dependent on gcc versions that aren't available on RHEL 6, and if you're going to port a recent version of gcc to RHEL 6, you might as well port your applications to RHEL 9.

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