[nos-bbs] Query about passwords

Boudewijn (Bob) Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 21:57:16 CST 2018


A md5 hash of the password is transmitted if you use etelnet instead of telnet from the jnos prompt.
md5authenticate has to be defined in config.h for etelnet. A md5 hash is weak nowadays

73,

Bob VE3TOK



On 2018-02-21 08:04 PM, Bruce Nebergall K4TQL wrote:
> I've been a LOOOOONG time away from NOS.  Back in the day, I used a copy of KA9Q NOS to create GRAPESNOS which was used in a 56K RF lan around the Atlanta/North Georgia area.  Back then things were simpler. Passwords, if you had them, were sent in the clear.
>
> Now, if I read the documentation correctly, passwords used for JNOS2 are encrypted.  Are they passed on RF encrypted or in the clear?  I know you can encrypt them for storage but what about on-the-air logins?
>
> Bruce / K4TQL

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