Subject: passwd encryption algorithm change possible?
To: None <>
From: Mipam <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/23/2001 12:23:25

The passwords for users and root are encrypted with des i believe.
This is still the case for 1.5 on x86 at least.
Is it possible to use another algorithm to encrypt the passwords with
in master.passwd for example?
What do i need to do to change this, anybody done this before?
One of the reasons i ask is, des passwords are easily to crack with
several programs which exist. Openbsd uses blowfish to encrypt
the passwords i think and makes it a bit harder.
Do i have to build another lybcrypt to support other algorithms or what
can i do to make this happen?