[ILUG-BOM] Passwd encryptions

Amish Munshi lists@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Dec 30 23:08:39 IST 2004


On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 12:19:08PM -0000, Amit D Karia wrote:
> Hi  would like to know abt this command of red hat linux
> 
> grub-md5-crypt 
> its easy to encrypt the passwd from this command but how to store the encrypted password ,,, And again is it possible to decrypt the passwd
> 
> 
> And also do let me know abt 'idecrypt'command is it possible to decrypt the passwd from the password
> 
> Also tell me few others algorithams or commands of any flavor that would encrypt the normal text ,,, 
> 
> regs..
> 


Hello Amit,

	Check gnupg (gpg) for more encryption commands/options.
	Encryption algorithms are usually two ways (decrypt the encrypted text to
			get back the
			original text).
	Hash is one way (you cannot get the original text back). examples - MD5,
	DES, Blowfish,etc.

Amish.
	



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