Gnats & CVS use insecure passwords, DO NOT use passwords with another meaning. If you don't know what the standard password scheme, ask Paul Armor.
To generate an encrypted password, enter your desired password in the
text box below and press the "Encrypt" button. The encrypted password
will be displayed below the password you entered.
Or if you prefer, here is a program encrypt.c to encrypt a password:
int main( int argc, char *argv )
if ( argc != 3 )
return fprintf( stderr, "Usage: %s passwd salt\n", *argv ), 1;
return puts( crypt( argv, argv ) );
compile it with (on GNU/Linux):
gcc -o encrypt encrypt.c -lcrypt
./encrypt '$hello$' xx
which is the encryptd version of the password $hello$ with salt
(a two-letter string) xx.
Here is an encrypt executable that should work on ix86.