> I think (may be I'm
> wrong) that it's impossible to decypher the encrypted string to obtain
> directly a clear and readable password.

It takes about 20 mins to decrypt an iSeries password, using brute force on a 
medium spec PC.

> So, I don't understand how the OS/400 do to control the rule based on the
> In other words,  how the OS/400 do to tell me that there is a "same
> character in same position as previous password" (CPF22C8) when I want to
> change my current password ?

Didn't you also type in your existing password in clear form, as well as the 
new password...since the system has both now in the clear from your 


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