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Re: [COLD] An alternative to common crypt() handling.

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Wed Jul 24 18:42:55 1996 )

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 15:13:47 -0700
From: "Jeffrey P. Kesselman" <jeffk@tenetwork.com>
Reply-To: jeffk@tenetwork.com
To: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@tombstone.sunrem.com>, coldstuff@cold.org

Brandon Gillespie wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Brad Roberts wrote:
> > All well and good.. but how does this fix the cross platform
> > transportability  of the still encrypted passwords?
> It doesnt, I just came up with this while thinking about crypt() in

I thought it did, actually.

If the MUD driver (Genesis) itself knows that a peice of data is 
"encrypted" and hides it from anyone with out the proper password, we do 
you even NEED an encryption mechanism?  If the data is unattainable, its 
form is irrelevent.