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    Obfuscating a password

    Hi Friends,

    I really dont understand well what "obfuscate" means,
    I thot it means to change or delete or overwrite. I check MSword
    thesaurus and it is (perplex,bewilder,confuse).
    Does it mean to "hide" a password?

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    Re: Obfuscating a password

    Originally posted by kris123
    Hi Friends,

    I really dont understand well what "obfuscate" means,
    I thot it means to change or delete or overwrite. I check MSword
    thesaurus and it is (perplex,bewilder,confuse).
    Does it mean to "hide" a password?
    Ask Mr. Hanky, he is the king of confusion!!!

    Are you asking about the obsfuscation package in Oracle?
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    Hmmnn is there obfuscation package too? Well, what is it all about
    dear...
    Why do u call Mr H king of confusion? Is he a magician
    I am installing htmldb 1.6. and one of the task
    is to obfuscating plsqldatabasepassword parameter using
    dadTool.pl and dad.conf and modplsql...and other weird terminologies.
    Anyway, i got it installed now without undesratnding those ones.
    I just hope i wont encounter weird errors in the future

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    Re: Obfuscating a password

    Originally posted by kris123
    I really dont understand well what "obfuscate" means. . . . it is (perplex,bewilder,confuse).
    Those of us who enjoy recursion (nerds one and all) are hugging ourselves over a perplexing, bewildering and confusing definition of the word "obfuscate"

    P.S. perhaps "encrypt" would help?
    "The power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous" - Gibbon, quoted by R.P.Feynman

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    Obfuscate?

    Never heard of it.
    I remember when this place was cool.

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