Subject: Re: "daily insecurity output" annoyance
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/25/2001 15:47:12
>> >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 characters is for md5 based passwords.  you're using current, so a
>> quick look at passwd.conf (sorry, there's no example in the tree)
>> should give you an idea of this.
>We could use an example, by the way, if you care to contribute one...

and i could make one up (and i probably will), but the totality of it,
and the subtleties and full functionality, would be best maintained by
someone who wrote the code.  :)

right now, i've got this:

        localcipher = md5

but there's a little more to it than that.

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