[ircd-ratbox] Generate Passwords

Paul-Andrew Joseph Miseiko esoteric at teardrop.ca
Sun Nov 28 17:20:40 EST 2004

A hashed password is never the same length as the password being hashed; 
that would be information disclosure. ;)

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On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Nathaniel Maier wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, W. Campbell wrote:
>> 13 characters is standard DES.  They're the most supported but the
>> least "secure".  You are limited to 8 character plaintext passwords,
>> and the output will be 13 characters.  About seeing many different
>> outputs of the same plaintext, that's normal.  There are 4096
>> different valid encryptions for 'password'.  Each time you run
>> mkpasswd, you will likely get a different one.  Just create one and
>> put it into your ircd.conf (use the crypted version...), rehash, and
>> then try to /oper nick plaintext in IRC.
>> Please note that you can get failed oper attempts by means other than
>> an invalid or bad password.  Run ircd -conftest to test your ircd.conf
>> before trying to run it, and correct any errors or warnings it prints
>> out.  Also make sure your user at host match what the oper{} block
>> expects, and if you use spoofed hostnames, make sure that the oper{}
>> block contains the spoofed hostname, not your real hostname.
> Thanks! It actually worked. The strange thing is, the password I use is 12
> characters long (plaintext), yet it creates a 13 character encrypted (DES?)
> password. Also, we do use spoofed hostnames, yet we have the real hostname
> in each operator{} block.
> But I'm happy, it works so now I can just have people download that program
> and generate their encrypted password. Thanks for the help, and the program.
> :)
> OSUKid7
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