Subject: ssh and md5 passwords in /etc/password
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/26/2001 10:08:04
I recently went to md5 passwords in /etc/password.  Among other things
that gave me long passwords.  Perhaps that was silly.  Both sshd's
(/usr/sbin/sshd and /usr/pkg/sbin/sshd (from openssh)) can't seem to
deal with md5 passwords.  (The unix password is still useful when
coming in from a semi-public machine where one is afraid that their
~/.ssh/identity file might get lifted and cracked.)

       Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
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