Subject: Re: crypt(3)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Duncan McEwan <duncan@Comp.VUW.AC.NZ>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1994 11:33:44
> Examining /usr/src/lib/libcrypt makes it clear what's going on here.
> But why?  I thought DES variants used for user authentication were
> exportable?

I think it's because crypt.c contains des routines that can be used for things
other than user authentication (encrypt(), des_cipher()).  Having full source
code for the system available makes it hard to seperate the crypt stuff into an
exportable portion (password encryption) and a non-exportable portion (the