• Subject: Re: AS/400 LAUDED FOR SECURITY (fwd)
  • From: leif@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 07:53:18 -0600

> What's the opcode for the hashing algorithm?  Haven't run into that one
> yet and haven't had the time to hunt for it...
> 

It is CIPHER (the same as for DES. but with a different option code).
CIPHER supports DES, MD5 and SHA1

> Uh, they've had DES implemented since long ago in CPF days....I guess
> someone's not familier with CPF internals...

Actually MI rather than CPF. But you are correct, sometimes the 
right hand does not ikniow what the left hand is doing. In spite
of the fact that CIPHER can do DES, there is also a separate
module for DES used in one of the password encryption
algorithms...

> 
> Uh, I also take it that the NSA hasn't been reading the m-l discourse this
> fall about how easy it is to brute force passwords....:)  And needless to
> say, they're NOT going to be loading the Pentasafe Password Manager code
> on their boxes...which is a really interesting package...:)

How is your review article that you submitted to AS/400 magazine
coming along? Will it be out soon?  

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