Method crypt()

Method crypt

string(7bit) crypt(string password)
bool crypt(string typed_password, string crypted_password)


This function crypts and verifies a short string (only the first 8 characters are significant).

The first syntax crypts the string password into something that is hopefully hard to decrypt.

The second syntax is used to verify typed_password against crypted_password, and returns 1 if they match, and 0 (zero) otherwise.


Note that strings containing null characters will only be processed up until the null character.