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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: authentication algorithm
Date Mon, 10 Jul 1995 17:49:26 GMT
   From: Rob Hartill <>
   Date: Mon, 10 Jul 95 14:59:36 MDT

   Is it possible to have authentication based on a simple algorithm ?

In Shambhala, you can write a module which does it however you like.
(DBM auth is a separate module, for instance, and the rest of the
server knows nothing about it).  However, I'm not sure what security
the scheme outlined below would offer over simply setting up a group
account with the standard mechanisms...

   If that's no clear, here's an example...
     password =  name + 1    (e.g.   abcdef -> bcdefg)

So, anyone who knows this rule can get in using any username?


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