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SubjectPasswords & telnet/ftp
This is a bit off-topic, so skip it if you only want LINUX KERNEL stuff,

I was thinking of the way passwords are transmitted with telnet and ftp,
and was wondering whay passwords are not first encypted at the client side
then sent over to the server side, then checked against the shadow/passwd
file. Is it because this introduces some dependence on what encryption
algorithm is used on the server side? Or is this already being done? I
thought that password were UUencoded then sent over the network. Is this true?


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