> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openssl-dev@openssl.org
> [mailtowner-openssl-dev@openssl.org] On Behalf Of David Schwartz
> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:38 AM
> To: openssl-dev@openssl.org
> Subject: RE: crypto library in openssl
> > But how to explain that passwords like "$dlkins02",

> "$flkins02", and
> > "$Elkins02" can be decrypted correctly? Only "$elkins02" is

> decrypted
> > into empty string.

> Please read this over a few times and think long and hard
> about it: The decrypted data is *NOT* a C-style string, it's
> just an arbitrary chunk of data. So it *cannot* *possibly* be
> an empty string. If it's not a string, it cannot be an empty
> string because an empty string is a kind of string.

Quite reasonable, thanks.
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