Subject: Re: crypt(3)
To: Ronald Khoo <ronald@cpm.COM.MY>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1994 07:34:23
> But you're missing the point, which is that the current default is
> *already changed* to using PLAINTEXT passwords (with a known plaintext
> password for the root bourne shell user), and that any default other
> than that would be better.  You don't get standard UNIX encrypted
> passwords by default, you have to specifically obtain the secr
> distribution which I'm not allowed to.

What are you talking about? Of course you have to get the right
secr-distribution, which is different inside the US.
It's not harder to find than X11's "Wraphelp.c".

If you can't get one, I could sent it to you by mail or make it
available on a german ftp server (which should be free from export


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