lanman password question

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Tue Mar 10 23:00:22 GMT 1998

> who wrote this algorithm?  was it lee?

The lanman encryption algorithm has been around for a looong time. I
doubt it was written by anyone we know. It was even in the old DOS
lanman client. MS also use it for a number of other products (PPP
springs to mind).

It's bad now, but at the time it was written it was better than what
most people used (plain text).

Cheers, Andrew

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