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Re: Security of pserver

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Security of pserver
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 09:28:09 -0400

Lukas Ruf wrote:

> Question:
> - Are the passwords and the contents encrypted with a strong algorithm
>   in case a remote repository is accessed ?
> - If YES: where can I found the appropriate switches ?
> - If NO: has anyone any ideas how this could be implemented ?

No, pserver passwords are not encrypted with a strong algorithm.  In fact
it is extremely weak - a simple substitution table.  Try using the :ext:
access methon with ssh.


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