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[REBOL] Re: From the Crypt

From: holger:rebol at: 28-Aug-2001 15:52

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 07:16:25AM +1000, Allen Kamp wrote:
> Hi all, > > I need an answer asap on this one... > > I've got some files coming from an NT IIS server (that does not have REBOL > on it), the files are being encrypted by a server side tool to output files > (as the blurb says) in Unix Crypt format. > > Q.1 Can I unencrypt this using Command or View/pro on a client windows > machine? (given I have the correct passwords)
Crypt format can never be unencrypted. crypt() is a one-way function for password encryption. The way Unix checks passwords is that the password entered by the user is encrypted using crypt() and then the two encrypted versions are compared. You cannot go back from an encrypted version to the unencrypted version. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]