From: Billy H. Chan (bhchan@po.EECS.Berkeley.EDU)
Date: 07/13/96

On Thu, 11 Jul 1996, Rasmus 'Con' Ronlev wrote:
> Well, this question might be extremely simple, but even though I've been 
> trying to find the reason why the password is displayed, when a new char 
> is asked to 'Give a new password for CHAR :'.
> In interpreter.c under CON_NAME_CONFRM it does that echo_off(d) thing, 
> that SHOULD make the entering of the password invisible, but both in my 
> modified bpl8, and the unmodified bpl11 it displays the password.
> What dazzles me is, that when you are asked to 'reenter' the password it 
> is correctly hidden... 

I recently ran across this problem with a problem player of mine (ok, I think
he's a problem player) and did not put much thought into it other than:
	"Oh, your terminal emulation is not receiving the echo_off correctly
probably because of lag time (or packets being dropped) between the site and
your site."

I'm prretty sure that's close enough to the truth because no one else has 
come across this problem (except Rasmus now) so unless Rasmus is the same
problem player (hehe), it might just be line-latency
-- Billy  H. Chan
   CogSci/CompSci     ResumeInside

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