Subject: Re: crypt(3)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Tim Newsham <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1994 16:55:03
> I picked up 1.0 source from gatekeeper,
> /pub/BSD/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.0/source/*, unpacked it all, and did "make
> build" in /usr/src.  Next time I tried to log in, though, I got a nasty
> surprise:
> login: mouse
> Password:
> WARNING!  crypt(3) not present in the system!
> Login incorrect
> login: 

btw.. if you get this and you dont feel like rebooting, enter the
passwd file entry from the password file.  What? you dont remember
what it was?  Well pick a disabled account like "toor" and use the
password "*".  Nifty huh?

> If this _is_ because of export restrictions, would anyone be interested
> in a one-way function for passwords that I built on top of md5?  Since
> it has nothing to do with any encryption method, it should be fully
> exportable from everywhere.

Do it.  Exportability would not be the only plus with using md5.

> 					der Mouse