RSA MD4 Message-Digest Algorithm
RSA Data Security, Inc. MD4 Message-Digest Algorithm (RFC1320) for Python
An nearly exact duplicate of the standard Python MD5 module, just with a different algorithm. Even the documentation is almost identical - just replace 'md5' with 'md4' in the appropriate places.
Useful for making Samba NT Password hashes.
import md4 passwd = 'mygreatpasswd' print md4.new(passwd.encode('utf-16le')).hexdigest().upper()
Should print: CFACF72F5EB60EA15F89E3AF66732545
Note that in Python 2.5, the new
hashlib module may be able to pick up an MD4 implementation from an underlying OpenSSL library, depending on your installation. If that's the case, this code should give the same result as the code above:
import hashlib passwd = 'mygreatpasswd' print hashlib.new('md4', passwd.encode('utf-16le')).hexdigest().upper()
if that works, you probably don't need this module.
See also: Dmitry Rozmanov's pure-Python md4 module