Subject: Re: "daily insecurity output" annoyance
To: None <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/25/2001 15:41:12
Perry E. Metzger <> typed:
:Right now, as it stands, /etc/security prints that message out no
:matter what if field two of the password file is not thirteen or
:twenty characters long. (What is twenty characters for?)

20 chars is for newsalt (salt is 8 chars long plus 1 char id - password
starts with underscore).  We used to be able to define NEWSALT for
usr.bin/passwd.  With the changeover to passwd.conf, I guess it's
the same as "newsalt" there.

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