Re: Circle: Re: CRYPT

From: Andy Davidoff (
Date: 05/04/95

> > there are several reasons one may want to have access to the passwords of
> > their users, and i dont feel it's unreasonable or unethical.
> There is no reason whatsoever any sysadmin would ever need to know
> passwords of his users.  Keeping passwords in plaintext is nothing but
> a recipie for disaster.

i disagree, and who said anything about plaintext or storage? they're 
already stored in the pfile, why would you want to store them externally, 
and in plain text? _that_ is a 'recipie for disaster'.

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