At 09:55 AM 7/3/96 EST, you wrote:
>Michael Ryan <mike @
>> Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe the crypt() function is not
>> exported outside the U.S. and I note the requestor is
>> outside the U.S., so his Un*x probably doesn't have it.
>In this case you are wrong, but are forgiven. The crypt program and other
>reversible encryption tools for Unix can't be exported, but the crypt routine
>(i.e. crypt(3)) is exportable, because it is a one-way "encryption" (i.e.
>you can't get the original info back).
> Frank Crawford
AHA! That sheds some light on the one-way-function passwords in NT... :)
(Just convert the password into some binary and pass that binary string
around for authentication, no one will be the wiser...)