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IMessageDigest.java

package gnu.crypto.hash;

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// $Id: IMessageDigest.java,v 1.9 2002/11/07 17:17:45 raif Exp $
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/**
 * <p>The basic visible methods of any hash algorithm.</p>
 *
 * <p>A hash (or message digest) algorithm produces its output by iterating a
 * basic compression function on blocks of data.</p>
 *
 * @version $Revision: 1.9 $
 */
00054 public interface IMessageDigest extends Cloneable {

   // Constants
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

   // Methods
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

   /**
    * <p>Returns the canonical name of this algorithm.</p>
    *
    * @return the canonical name of this instance.
    */
   String name();

   /**
    * <p>Returns the output length in bytes of this message digest algorithm.</p>
    *
    * @return the output length in bytes of this message digest algorithm.
    */
   int hashSize();

   /**
    * <p>Returns the algorithm's (inner) block size in bytes.</p>
    *
    * @return the algorithm's inner block size in bytes.
    */
   int blockSize();

   /**
    * <p>Continues a message digest operation using the input byte.</p>
    *
    * @param b the input byte to digest.
    */
   void update(byte b);

   /**
    * <p>Continues a message digest operation, by filling the buffer, processing
    * data in the algorithm's HASH_SIZE-bit block(s), updating the context and
    * count, and buffering the remaining bytes in buffer for the next
    * operation.</p>
    *
    * @param in the input block.
    * @param offset start of meaningful bytes in input block.
    * @param length number of bytes, in input block, to consider.
    */
   void update(byte[] in, int offset, int length);

   /**
    * <p>Completes the message digest by performing final operations such as
    * padding and resetting the instance.</p>
    *
    * @return the array of bytes representing the hash value.
    */
   byte[] digest();

   /**
    * <p>Resets the current context of this instance clearing any eventually cached
    * intermediary values.</p>
    */
   void reset();

   /**
    * <p>A basic test. Ensures that the digest of a pre-determined message is equal
    * to a known pre-computed value.</p>
    *
    * @return <tt>true</tt> if the implementation passes a basic self-test.
    * Returns <tt>false</tt> otherwise.
    */
   boolean selfTest();

   /**
    * <p>Returns a clone copy of this instance.</p>
    *
    * @return a clone copy of this instance.
    */
   Object clone();
}

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