Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: adding capability for blowfish passwords
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/24/2002 00:12:09
>> hmm. i see. we should implement $2$ as openbsd does (there's no need
>> to be different), and the above algorithm can become $3$.
> minor correction - openbsd uses $2a$. $2$ was used in the past but
> found to be buggy (if i understand correctly)
minor curiosity...do these numbers get assigned by anyone in
particular, or do random implementors just pick a number at least one
higher than the last one they saw somewhere? i first saw $1$ in use
on ciscos, which is not to say that they originated it. $2$ logically
follows after $1$, but...are there any rules? or is it just that the
first implementor invents the "standard"?
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