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       Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf - passphrases using half the LAN Manager algorithm


               use Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf;

               $ppr = Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf->new(
                       hash_hex => "855c3697d9979e78");

               $ppr = Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf->new(
                       passphrase => "passphr");

               $ppr = Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf->from_crypt(

               $ppr = Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf->from_rfc2307(

               $hash = $ppr->hash;
               $hash_hex = $ppr->hash_hex;

               if($ppr->match($passphrase)) { ...

               $passwd = $ppr->as_crypt;
               $userPassword = $ppr->as_rfc2307;


       An object of this class encapsulates half of a passphrase hashed using the Microsoft LAN
       Manager hash function.  This is a subclass of Authen::Passphrase, and this document
       assumes that the reader is familiar with the documentation for that class.  For the
       complete LAN Manager hash function, see Authen::Passphrase::LANManager.

       In a spectacularly bad design decision, the Microsoft LAN Manager hash function splits the
       passphrase into two parts and hashes them separately.  It is therefore possible to
       separate the halves of a LAN Manager hash, and do things with them (such as crack them)
       separately.  This class is about using such a hash half on its own.

       The half hash algorithm can be used on up to seven Latin-1 characters of passphrase.
       First the passphrase is folded to uppercase, and zero-padded to seven bytes.  Then the
       seven bytes are used as a 56-bit DES key, to encrypt the fixed plaintext block "KGS!@#$%".
       The eight byte ciphertext block is the half hash.  There is no salt.

       Warning: Don't even think about using this seriously.  It's an exceptionally weak design,
       flawed in pretty much every respect.


       Authen::Passphrase::LANManagerHalf->new(ATTR => VALUE, ...)
           Generates a new passphrase recogniser object using the LAN Manager half hash
           algorithm.  The following attributes may be given:

               The hash, as a string of 8 bytes.

               The hash, as a string of 16 hexadecimal digits.

               A passphrase that will be accepted.

           Either the hash or the passphrase must be given.

           Generates a new LAN Manager half passphrase recogniser object from a crypt string.
           The crypt string must consist of "$LM$" followed by the hash in lowercase hexadecimal.

           Generates a new LAN Manager half passphrase recogniser object from an RFC 2307 string.
           The string must consist of "{CRYPT}" (case insensitive) followed by an acceptable
           crypt string.


           Returns the hash value, as a string of 8 bytes.

           Returns the hash value, as a string of 16 hexadecimal digits.

           These methods are part of the standard Authen::Passphrase interface.


       Authen::Passphrase, Authen::Passphrase::LANManager, Crypt::DES


       Andrew Main (Zefram) <>


       Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 Andrew Main (Zefram) <>


       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.