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Re: the iab simplifies internet architecture!

  • From: Crist Clark
  • Date: Fri Nov 11 13:40:14 2005

Christopher L. Morrow wrote:



On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 20:37 -1000, Randy Bush wrote:

btw, for another great giggle (many thanks to brian candler
for reporting it)

   From the documentation for Cisco's VPN client software for
   Linux:
   http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/products_user_guide_chapter09186a0080234617.html

   "User profiles [which contain all your IPSEC parameters:
   pre-shared key, username and password] reside in the
   /etc/CiscoSystemsVPNClient/Profiles/ directory. Leave the
   permissions for the Profiles folder set at drwxrwxrwx.
   Each profile in the Profiles folder should have the
   follwoing permissions: -rw-rw-rw-."
The password string is encrypted in the Profile, however, when you save
it...

encrypted how? cyrpt? md5? cisco7? Some way proven to take 'very long' to
decrypt? is the passwd really necessary or is only the hash required? this
is just wholey irresponsible of any vendor, nevermind one that should
really know better :(
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sn-20040415-grppass.shtml

  "The Group Password used by the Cisco Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
   virtual private network (VPN) client is scrambled on the hard drive, but
   unscrambled in memory. This password can now be recovered on both the
   Linux and Microsoft Windows platform implementations of the Cisco IPsec
   VPN client."

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Crist J. Clark                               crist.clark@globalstar.com
Globalstar Communications                                (408) 933-4387

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