Re: [code] password retrieval

From: Mark A. Heilpern (heilpern@MINDSPRING.COM)
Date: 08/31/98

At 05:53 AM 8/31/98 -0700, you wrote:
>anyone know how to unencrypt? please share.

If the encryption mechanism is the standard unix crypt()
function, you can try a dictionary search to guess at
the password key, or you can do a brute force search which
covers up to 8 characters. The first two characters of the
standard unix encrypted form are the "salt" you pass into
crypt(), and normal crypt()'s render the 9th and additional
characters insignificant.

Recovery of a player's password is not needed. With the
stock source code, the player with ID 1 can:
    set file <playername> pass <newpassword>

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