[blfs-book] r9509 - trunk/BOOK/postlfs/security

bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Feb 24 07:59:10 PST 2012

Author: bdubbs
Date: 2012-02-24 08:59:05 -0700 (Fri, 24 Feb 2012)
New Revision: 9509

Fix shadow command explanation

Modified: trunk/BOOK/postlfs/security/shadow.xml
--- trunk/BOOK/postlfs/security/shadow.xml	2012-02-24 01:52:23 UTC (rev 9508)
+++ trunk/BOOK/postlfs/security/shadow.xml	2012-02-24 15:59:05 UTC (rev 9509)
@@ -143,10 +143,10 @@
     command disables the installation of Chinese and Korean manual pages, since
     <application>Man-DB</application> cannot format them properly.</para>
-    <para><command>sed -i -e 's@#ENCRYPT_METHOD DES at ENCRYPT_METHOD MD5@'
+    <para><command>sed -i -e 's@#ENCRYPT_METHOD DES at ENCRYPT_METHOD SHA512'
     -e 's@/var/spool/mail@/var/mail@' etc/login.defs</command>:
     Instead of using the default 'crypt' method, this command modifies the
-    installation to use the more secure 'MD5' method of password encryption,
+    installation to use the more secure 'SHA512' method of hashing passwords,
     which also allows passwords longer than eight characters. It also changes
     the obsolete <filename class="directory">/var/spool/mail</filename>
     location for user mailboxes that <application>Shadow</application> uses by

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