Subject: Re: passwd encryption algorithm change possible?
To: David Woyciesjes <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/23/2001 21:55:23
On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 01:11:13PM -0500, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> 	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
> sure now...
> 	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)

NetBSD has the shadow passwd functionality since ... I don't remember, maybe
it's there since NetBSD 0.8 :)

Manuel Bouyer <>