Subject: Re: misc/14740: [PATCH] Missing example passwd.conf file.
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/2001 15:13:58
[ On Monday, November 26, 2001 at 09:15:00 (-0800), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: misc/14740: [PATCH] Missing example passwd.conf file.
> NetBSD 1.6 introduced the passwd.conf file for getting rid of
> insecure DES passwords and using nice MD5 ones instead via a nice
> simple configuration. Unfortunately there is no example file
> available and so people have no idea such an implementation exists,
> unless they are cunning enough to find passwd.conf(5)
I've been using this one, myself....
# /etc/passwd.conf - password encryption configuration file
# This file may contain user and group specific stanzas. If no user
# or group stanza to a specific option is available, the "default"
# stanza is used.
# To differentiate between user and group stanzas, groups are prefixed
# with a single colon (`:').
# Some fields and their possible values that can appear in this file are:
# localcipher The cipher to use for local passwords. Possible values are:
# ``old'', ``newsalt,<rounds>'', and ``md5''. For ``newsalt''
# the value of rounds is a 24-bit integer with a minimum of
# 7250 rounds.
# ypcipher The cipher to use for YP passwords. The possible values are
# the same as for localcipher.
# see passwd.conf(5) and pw_getconf(3)
localcipher = old
ypcipher = old
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