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CRYPT(3)		   Library Functions Manual		      CRYPT(3)

NAME
       crypt, setkey, encrypt -	DES encryption

SYNOPSIS
       char *crypt(key,	salt)
       char *key, *salt;

       setkey(key)
       char *key;

       encrypt(block, edflag)
       char *block;

DESCRIPTION
       Crypt  is the password encryption routine.  It is based on the NBS Data
       Encryption Standard, with variations intended (among other  things)  to
       frustrate use of	hardware implementations of the	DES for	key search.

       The  first argument to crypt is a user's	typed password.	 The second is
       a 2-character string chosen  from  the  set  [a-zA-Z0-9./].   The  salt
       string  is  used	 to perturb the	DES algorithm in one of	4096 different
       ways, after which the password is used as the key to encrypt repeatedly
       a  constant  string.   The returned value points	to the encrypted pass-
       word, in	the same alphabet as the salt.	The first two  characters  are
       the salt	itself.

       The  other  entries provide (rather primitive) access to	the actual DES
       algorithm.  The argument	of setkey is a character array	of  length  64
       containing  only	 the characters	with numerical value 0 and 1.  If this
       string is divided into groups of	8, the low-order bit in	each group  is
       ignored,	leading	to a 56-bit key	which is set into the machine.

       The  argument  to  the  encrypt	entry is likewise a character array of
       length 64 containing 0's	and 1's.  The argument array  is  modified  in
       place  to  a  similar array representing	the bits of the	argument after
       having been subjected to	the DES	algorithm using	the key	set by setkey.
       If  edflag  is  0,  the	argument  is encrypted;	if non-zero, it	is de-
       crypted.

SEE ALSO
       passwd(1), passwd(5), login(1), getpass(3)

BUGS
       The return value	points to static data whose content is overwritten  by
       each call.

								      CRYPT(3)

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