Subject: Problem w/ libcrypt and afs
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/1996 22:35:20
I've tracked down (and now understand) my problems with getting our
domestic tree to work with Stanford's kerberos setup. But now I need some

Stanford uses the andrew string-to-key routine, which for 8 character
passwords, encrypts the password using "#~" as the salt. Yes, "#~". It
uses an illegal salt. But it does it quite blatently, and it seems that
there is some sort of convention as to what a salt of "#~" means.

Any thoughts as to what it means and how to teach our libcrypt to deal
with it?


Take care,