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Re: Which password cipher ?

On Thu, 2 Dec 2010 00:02:32 +0100
Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:

> Blowfish or SHA1 based cypher the default and not ask. The only case
> where the cipher really matters (other than security against cracking)
> is interoperability with !NetBSD systems. In that case it only matters

I think I remember seeing a prefix in the hashes so that crypt(3) knows
what mode it is dealing with.  If that still holds, copying an old
or alien passwd file would most probably work as-is, IMO...

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