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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: export restrictions & mirroring Apache at NCSA
Date Sun, 21 May 1995 12:40:40 GMT
Hmmm... this "crypt" thing is, despite the name, really just used as
a one-way function to encrypt the stored forms of passwords, hashed with
a fourteen-bit salt (well within the 40-bit apparent export limit).
Still, DES is involved in at least the standard version (although I
remember hearing something about wimpy-crypt based versions in the
export editions of some commercial Unices, with the same interface).

Beth, could you say if NCSA has looked into this?


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