Compiling 64-bit mpir using VC++ 2008 Express

MPIR is a Windows-friendly fork of GMP. It can be used as a direct replacement of GMP. I wanted to have my pycrypto build use _fastmath, and that meant having GMP support. Building a 64-bit version of MPIR is fully supported in Visual C++ 2010 Express. Not so, alas, for Visual C++ 2008 Express. The […]

Compiling pycrypto on Win7-64

Having had occasion to compile pycrypto 2.3.1 for Win7-64 and Python 2.7.1-64, I’ll share the process, and the result. Note 2016-02-03: This post is seriously old at this point, and pycrypto is not being actively maintained. Use pycryptodome, a fork of pycrypto, instead. It installs easily on Windows, pre-compiled or compiled from source, with good […]

IPv6 at home, Part 1: Overview, Teredo

[Edit 2010-02-25 – adding some forward links to the other parts of this series. Rewrote parts – no more mention of how slow Teredo is (it’s not), and some updated comments to reflect the state of ipv6 in 2010] This blog post is part of a series on ipv6. In this part, I provide an […]