Subject: Re: Problem w/ libcrypt and afs
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Karl Ramm <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/1996 09:51:32
Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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?
Try using the salt "p1". I believe that's legal; at least the modern
crypts I've used (include NetBSD's) don't choke on it the way that they do
on "#~". And it works, too, with AFS Kerberos; I can only assume that
the older implementations of crypt did some sort of table lookup that