Subject: Re: crypt(3)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1994 08:08:04
Tim Newsham says:
> > 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.

Replacing crypt(3) with MD5, if done properly (i.e., a salt was still
there, arbitrary length passwords were now permitted) would be a great
boon for everyone, not just those overseas.