• Subject: Re: Unit shar/crypt
  • From: "JAMEST" <jamest@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 08 Jan 1998 11:08:28 +1100
  • Organization: International Technology Group

Thanks for all your help Don.  I'll track down the book.  And as to
understanding
the muntions act, well I suspect the State Dept. thinks that not only can't
we type
but we probably can't read either.

                                                James

Don wrote:

> James,
>
> You may also want to look at Bruce Schneier's Applied Cryptography II.
> It's got C and pseudocode for most of the major crypto algorithms
> (including DES) out there.  Interesting thing is, the BOOK is NOT covered
> under the munitions act and can be exported....the CDROM CAN'T.  Go
> figure.  Perhaps the folks at the State Dept. don't think that people
> outside of the US can type...:)
>
> Don in DC metro...
>
> >
> > It is my understanding that crypt is a one-way encryption and you will not
> > be able to decrypt the password on the AS/400.  You might want to check
the
> > book, Applied Cryptography, by Colin Plumb for more information on this
> > subject.  The AS/400 does have DES available in a limited manner via the
> > machine interface.  I note that your E-mail address is OUTSIDE OF THE US
> > and CANADA.  Please be advised that the US Government has placed severe
> > restrictions on our ability to export cryptography to your country.
> > However, you may find your answer in cryptography sites all over the world
> > by checking YAHOO....
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > steve
> >
> >
> > ----------
> > > From: JAMEST <jamest@itg.com.au>
> > > To: Steve Glanstein <mic@aloha.com>; Midrange <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> > > Subject: Re: Unit shar/crypt
> > > Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 4:39 PM
> > >
> > > I have a global password changer that can encyrpt in either shar or
cyrpt
> > and
> > > then using a CGI-BIN program pass the encyrpted password to the AS/400.
> > I am
> > > pretty sure I require same product to decyprt the password on the 400.
> > >
> > >                                                     James Turnbull
> > >                                                     AS/Tech Consulting
> > >
> > > Steve Glanstein wrote:
> > >
> > > > James:
> > > >
> > > > Must this be exactly the Unix shar/crypt?  There are other techniques
> > that
> > > > will also work.
> > > >
> > > > I have a PKZIP, dated 11-20-95 with cryptographic utilities that look
> > > > suspiciously similar.  Let me know if it must be exact or if you
merely
> > > > require a one-way hash.
> > > >
> > > > Steve Glanstein
> > > > mic@aloha.com
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ------------------------------
> > > > >
> > > > > Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 13:37:28 +1100
> > > > > From: James Turnbull <jamest@team.itg.com.au>
> > > > > Subject: shar or crypt for AS/400
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone know of a port of the Unix utils shar and/or crypt to
the
> > > > > AS/400?  I urgently require either of these.  If anyone has source
> > that
> > > > > would be great.  Thanks in advance.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > James Turnbull
> > > > >
> > > > > AS/Tech Consulting
> > > > >
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