Re: Unix 8-character passwords

Mike Muuss (mike@BRL.MIL)
Mon, 14 Nov 88 11:08:37 EST

The algorithm could be easily modified to encrypt, say, the 2nd
 bytes of the password string (when provided) as the plaintext string.

This would at least provide something for those extra characters to
be used for, without requiring additional bytes to hold the encrypted
passwords (which I doubt is much of an issue anyway).

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