How the heck can it work?

Ron Alexander rcalex at
Tue Jul 25 00:01:18 GMT 2000

I just found the VOS call that will get me the encrypted password. There is
a xref to the call to allow me to encipher the plaintext password. This will
allow me to compare the two encrypted passwords.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Sutherland [mailto:jas88 at]
Sent: July 24, 2000 7:52 PM
To: Ron Alexander
Cc: Steve Langasek; Gerald Carter; Samba-Technical
Subject: RE: How the heck can it work?

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Ron Alexander wrote:

> Similar to *nixes. They are stored using a one way encryption scheme.

What I meant is, are they stored in a text file similar to /etc/shadow, or
some sort of database structure within the OS, a la Windows Registry?

How can these encrypted passwords be extracted?


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