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NEW versions of inetutils, login, crypt (Huh?)
- To: cygann <cygwin-announce at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: NEW versions of inetutils, login, crypt (Huh?)
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 17:53:37 +0200
I want to announce the latest versions of inetutils and friends.
All three packages are temporarily located in
because of the usage of 56 bit DES encryption in all three packages.
At the moment it's still unclear if we may release crypto related
sources/binaries on sourceware, so...
Anyway, the three packages are:
This package has some bug fixes. The most important is
the usage of explicit textmode open calls on configuration
files. This allows to have eg. inetd.conf with DOS line endings
also in binary mounted directories.
The incredible new feature for 95/98 users is the usage of the
56 bit DES crypt package for ftpd authentication.
Another new feature of the package is that I have added some
example configuration files under /etc, like
and last but not least
which by default disallows anonymous ftp.
The new version has NO new feature for NT/W2K users.
The new feature is like in ftpd the usage of DES password
checking for 95/98 users.
This package consists of a libcrypt.a and a matching
crypt.h header file which provide the aforementioned
56 bit DES encryption code.
More important for 95/98 users is the included tool
`crypt.exe' which allows testing as well as generating
passwords. It's not that convenient as a real `passwd.exe'
tool but that tool is already part of the cygwin package.
Unfortunately it's useful for NT/W2K users but that's not
the last word...
As always, have fun,
Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company