JF,

you should hear a few of the ones I ask when I'm tired or better yet
taking cold meds..:)

Don in DC

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On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Cros, Jean-Francois wrote:

> Sorry,
>
> My question was stupid, I think that I'm very tired.
>
> Thank you Philip,
> Jean-Francois.
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : mi400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mi400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]De la
> part de Hall, Philip
> Envoye : vendredi 3 septembre 2004 15:55
> A : MI Programming on the AS400 / iSeries
> Objet : RE: [MI400] How does it do ?
>
>
> > 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
> > QPWDPOSDIF.
> > 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
> typing.......
>
>
> --phil
>
>
>
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