printing from unix to smb printer
strombrg at hydra.acs.uci.edu
Tue Apr 28 22:27:25 GMT 1998
How many times must I say this?
To a student of computability, one-way-hashes are decryptable, it's just that
this decryption is not a "tractable problem". A decryption function clearly
exists, it is just not one that can be evaluated in polynomial time.
> This would not work, because the unix-password are encrypted by an
> one-way-hash funktion. With today's computers it's NOT possible to get the
> clear-text password from the /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow file, no is it
> possible to convert the password to the encryption used by WIndows.
> However, you could patch the passwd programm, so that it saves the
> clear-text or windows-encrypted password somewhere. This could than be
> used for printing. If you are really concerned about security, you should
> not do this, because the encryption used by windows is known to be weak.
> mfg, fgp
> E-Mail: fgp at fgp.atnet.at (Mail me for my PGP 5.0 public key)
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