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Re: Which password cipher ?

On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 11:08:31AM +0000, Julio Merino wrote:
> On 12/1/10 10:05 AM, Antti Kantee wrote:
> >Because the standard solution around here is to not have a solution
> >and add flags and toggles and levers and knobs, i.e. outsource the
> >discussion.
> My original question was more rhetorical than anything else ;P
> >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.

Why not keep the code but change the default?

Sigh it seems you just commited you changes where only one person agreed
to remove the code.

It would be much nicer if you waited not just 3 days because not all of
us have time during the week.


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