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Re: Which password cipher ?

On Wed Dec 01 2010 at 11:08:31 +0000, Julio Merino wrote:
> >Does sysinst even make it possible to select sha1?  Yes, let's just
> >drop the question from sysinst.
> Yes it does; it actually offers 4 choices (last time I checked) and no 
> explanation whatsoever (other than the 8-char limitation of DES) as to 
> why you would want one or the other.
> If we are to change the default, I presume the right way to do this 
> would be to modify the default passwd.conf file in src/etc and drop all 
> code that mucks with it from sysinst.  See attached patch.

Ah, I was looking at old sysinst sources.  Yes, I support that patch.

Maybe "old" is a better default ypcipher, though?  ... hmm, if that
patch gets shouted down, I counterpropose to add another query to select
ypcipher ;)

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