Subject: RE: passwd encryption algorithm change possible?
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 01/23/2001 12:37:18
Couldn't you use the shadow password function?
--- David A Woyciesjes
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-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Mipam [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
-> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 12:23 PM
-> To: email@example.com
-> Subject: passwd encryption algorithm change possible?
-> 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?