Subject: Re: default passwd.conf file
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-security
Date: 04/13/2002 15:05:10
On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> > (And not having a /etc/passwd.conf in place by default.)
> Bad call.
> The point of passwd.conf is that it's configurable. And if somebody
> comes up with a better cipher than md5, we wouldn't want to have to
> recompile everything just to play with it in our own passwd files,
> now would we?

You misread or misunderstood me: "in place". I still want the
functionality of the conf file; I just suggested we don't need a default
one (especially when it is becomes preset in pw_getconf).

But now I agree with Perry. Let's do both.

   Jeremy C. Reed