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Re: crypt()ic problem
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 08:04:13 PDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (H. Peter Anvin)
Reply-To: email@example.com (H. Peter Anvin)
In-Reply-To: <199606131458.KAA06461@k2.ccs.neu.edu> from "Erik Ostrom" at Jun 13, 96 10:58:10 am
> 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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