Subject: Re: questions about crypt()
To: nm <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/1999 23:12:05
On Fri, May 28, 1999 at 02:00:25PM -0400, nm wrote:
> NetBSD is my first choice when it comes to UNIX-like systems.
> I am wondering if NetBSD will offer a crypt() other than than
> standard 56 bit DES (correct me if this is not what is used).
> It would be nice to be able to have passwords longer than 8 
> chars.  What all is involved in replacing the current crypt()
> with another one hash function?  just swapping crypt() in libc?
> and rebuilding any static binaries that call crypt()?  

and erasign all your passwords first, and resetting them afterwards....