Blowfish support in crypt() (glibc) ?

Robert Connolly robert at
Thu Apr 15 19:44:45 PDT 2004

On April 6, 2004 12:23 pm, Manolis Tzanidakis wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Apr 2004 09:54:25 -0400
> Michael Wu <flamingice at> wrote:
> > I think you'll be much better off using libxcrypt. The files @
> > are very old (last release was in 2002).
> Thanx a lot Michael, I'll give it a shot later.

Just because the code is old doesn't mean there is anything wrong with it. 
They're still actively used by a few distros. I wouldn't mind adding the libc 
part of it. There is a shadow patch to use blowfish passwords. I'm trying to 
compile it now.

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