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Re: Which password cipher ?

On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 01:09:19 +0200
Cem Kayali <> wrote:

> "The password-hashing method used in OpenBSD uses an algorithm derived 
> from Blowfish that makes use of the slow key schedule; the idea is that 
> the extra computational effort required gives protection against 
> dictionary attacks."
> Wikipedia states why OpenBSD prefers Blowfish based one instead of other 
> ones.

I also use Blowfish with a decent number of rounds (10+) personally,
but I don't mind if SHA1 was the default.

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