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RE: password validation

Thanks you so much, I never knew this! Thanks for all the help!

-----Original Message-----
From: openldap-software-bounces+douglas=gpc.edu@openldap.org
[mailto:openldap-software-bounces+douglas=gpc.edu@openldap.org]On Behalf
Of Kurt D. Zeilenga
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 9:47 PM
To: Douglas B. Jones
Cc: douglas@gpc.edu; openldap-software@openldap.org
Subject: Re: password validation

At 08:36 AM 11/15/2006, Douglas B. Jones wrote:
>b) tries to validate against all three locations.

Your assumption that a crypt(3) password generated on one
system (or by one cyrpt(3) implementation) is verifiable by
another is not generally valid.  It is well known that crypt(3)
behavior (whether by design or by bug) is implementation dependent
and, hence, portability of crypt(3)'ed passwords limited.  This
is why use of {CRYPT} is generally discouraged and why {CRYPT}
support is disabled by default in slapd(8).

This is discussed in the FAQ.