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SubjectRe: Passwords & telnet/ftp
>  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.
congratulations, you just invented "kerberos" ...
> thought that password were UUencoded then sent over the network. Is this true?
^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^^^
what a truly secure method of transmitting passwords ...

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