Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
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way to find anything.
Ancient OSes sometimes left things out:
Most (all?) of SCO's release notes state that due to American
government restrictions aimed at trying to prevent unfriendly
nations from having access to data encryption technology, SCO does
not ship crypt with their products. If you live in the States and
would like crypt(C)
and the crypt(S)
libraries, contact SCO support. This is also worth trying in
Canada, as the particular regulation in question permits export of
such technology to Canada; however, I don't know if SCO will honour
such requests. There is also an international version of crypt
available from the usual places as lng225b.
Recently, some of the cryptographic restrictions have changed-
for the better, we hope, though plenty of stupidity still
OSR5.0.7 does now include crypt.
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