Re: Circle 2.2 on FreeBSD 2.1

From: Jeremy Elson (
Date: 02/21/96

Does FreeBSD still have this problem with Circle 3.0 patchlevel 9?  The
configure script should automatically use the -lcrypt library if it exists.

If anyone has access to FreeBSD, please try the latest patchlevel (patch 9,
the one that uses the 'configure' program) and let me know if passwords
work.  If not, and you can fix it, please send me a patch.


(PS to Sergei - mudpasswd.c has already been fixed in pl10)

> On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, Sergei Barbarash wrote:
> > FreeBSD indeed has problems with crypt library - either you need to use 
> > DES encryption (which use is limited for USA only) or to compile the MUD 
> > without encrypting the passwords. Jeremy has added a NOCRYPT compilation 
> > flag to the main MUD server code, but didn't do that for the utilities. 
> > All you have to do is to replace the following in util/mudpasswd.c :
>   ...or just use FreeBSD's internal crypt algorithm.  It requires adding 
> a new prototype in utils.h (#ifdef (__FreeBSD__)...) and linking with 
> LIBS = -lcrypt.  Forget about porting an existing pfile as the algorithm 
> is different, but it can be done rather easily.  I've already sent the 
> original poster the instructions.
>  -- Mandy of The Multiplex
> 4747

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