Plan 9 - man page for passwd (plan9 section 1)
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passwd, netkey - change user password
Passwd changes the invoker's Plan 9 password. The program prompts for the old password
and then for the new one. The new password must be typed twice, to forestall mistakes.
New passwords must be sufficiently hard to guess. They may of any length greater than
Netkey uses the password to encrypt network challenges. It is a substitute for a
These commands may be run only on a terminal, to avoid transmitting clear text passwords
over the network.
encrypt(2), cons(3), securenet(8)
Robert Morris and Ken Thompson, ``UNIX Password Security,'' AT&T Bell Laboratories Techni-
cal Journal Vol 63 (1984), pp. 1649-1672
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