Subject: Re: "daily insecurity output" annoyance
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/25/2001 15:54:58
>>> >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.
minor correction. :)
since i know very little about this, i *assumed* that the 20 was for
md5, but it's not. it's for "newsalt" passwords. they're 20
characters long. md5 password are 34 characters long, and
/etc/security complains about them.
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