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RE: Which password cipher ?
> The simple answer is password file compatibility -- other systems accept the
> older formats. Over the years, I've seen many instances where someone will
> "send me your passwd file line". DES is the most compatible; the Blowfish
> md5 methods are used by other open source systems; the HMAC-SHA1 scheme was
> developed for NetBSD and doesn't exist elsewhere unless they've picked up our
As a user, a message such as the one above would have helped me choose more
Replacing the actual list with a "preferred cipher" ordered list would enable
users like me to "click next"(c) and have a default strong encryption system
and road-warriors to still be able to configure the right cipher to integrate
there complex IT infrastructure.
BTW, I'll use SHA-1, thanks Steven :)
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