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 13:11:13
Actually, I may be wrong. I recall now that I heard about it in a
book on Linux... not NetBSD per se. Whether or not it's in NetBSD, I'm not
Anyway, what it does basically is take the password out of the
normal password file, and stick it in a shadow file, which IIRC is
accessible only by root ( or SU, I suupose). Keep in mind, I'm not positive
on the details ( don't have the book here with me)
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-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Mipam [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
-> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 12:31 PM
-> To: David Woyciesjes
-> Subject: Re: passwd encryption algorithm change possible?
-> On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 12:37:18PM -0500, David Woyciesjes wrote:
-> > Couldn't you use the shadow password function?
-> Which function are you talking about?
-> Perhaps i dont know of its existence.
-> Did you ever change the algo?