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Re: crypt()ic problem

> Okay; so, where is this documented?  What are SunOS, Linux, and OSF1
> incompatible with?  What is it that makes this correct and other
> methods not?

I have yet to see a single UNIX system where this fails; this is
documented -- believe it or not -- in the documentation for Perl!  The
two-character deal is simply a result of a very poorly written manpage
which has been inherited between the Unices.

What makes it correct is that it works, even for systems who have a
different salting scheme, such as FreeBSD.


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