In message <199711181410.GAA18330@animal.blarg.net>, From John Earl 
<johnearl@lns400.com>, the following was written:
> If so, couldn't I retrieve the encrypted password, do

John Earl,

I don't believe the password can be retrieved from the encripted
password. At least my understanding of it is that it is a one way only
process. The best you can do is compare two encripted values to
determine if they are equal, which is what the operating system is
supposed to do. This is from vague recollection, from some research on
the crypto product, I think. If anyone has any knowledge to the
contrary, I'd appreciate hearing about it.

Pete


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