Re: passwords and ref's

Scott Lacroix (slacroix@wpine.com)
Wed, 06 May 1998 17:00:55 -0300


At 11:06 AM 5/6/98 -0500, Jason Williams wrote:
>On Wed, 6 May 1998, Steve Berry wrote:
>> i like the new ver of cornell cu-seeme for win95 but the prob is some ref's
>> that i visit need a password and i do not see how to put one in for loging
>> on to them. how can this be done or can it?
>
>reflector? The answer: I generally don't use reflectors that require
>passwords and the problem is solved :)

Fine... for you. :)

>telnet. Other than that, people are going to have to enter a password for
>access anyway. It might as well be a conference ID instead. Just my
>opinion though. :)

Uh huh, but the conference ID is limited to numeric characeters. And
between 0 - 32768 (or 0 - 65355). And most probably a low number or a
series consecutive numbers. So not terribly difficult to guess and once you
have one, not terribly difficult to guess more.
Thus, if you're going to have a password, you might as well have one
that's useful... :)

JMH (vet vocal) O....

- Scott

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