Subject: Re: default passwd.conf file
To: None <,>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-security
Date: 04/13/2002 19:20:33
"Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:
> Unless there are quite solid objections, I would to to make the
> following our standard /etc/passwd.conf:
> --------------------------------------------------
> default:
>         localcipher = md5
>         ypcipher = old
> --------------------------------------------------
> Note that there is no obvious reason to object. Old password files
> will still work. New passwords will use md5, but if an admin doesn't
> like that he can just change localcipher to old.

What effect does this have on ssh?  I seem to recall that at some point
(though on a linux-system) compiling ssh without explicit support for
md5 locked me out of my system (until I came home)...