Re: Reading passwords

From: d. hall (dhall@illusion.apk.net)
Date: 02/09/96


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 thus on Fri, 09 Feb 1996 18:13:13 -0500, Naved virtually scripted...

Naved> In message <Pine.SOL.3.91.960209162200.5893A-100000@plains> you
Naved> said:
>> getpass(3): #include <pwd.h> char *getpass(const char *prompt);

Naved> Almost. From the man page for getpass:

Naved> "The getpass function displays a prompt to, and reads in a password
Naved> from, /dev/tty."

Naved> Not very useful on a network application like a MUD.

check the echo_* functions in comm.c.  this will send the telnet op codes
to turn off echo'ing.  some client like tt and tf use the regexp "assword:"
as a trigger to turn off keyboard echoing until a return is pressed.

d.
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