Password hashing algorithms

Mathias Schindler mschind at
Wed Jun 13 04:15:55 PDT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> stefan at

> In the file /etc/login.defs you can set
> This enables md5 passwords. There are a lot more
> options to set in the file. I do not know what the standart
> (default) algorithm is, but it is weaker than m5. You can
> test this with e.g. John the ripper.

You should try to enable SHA-1 hased since they are much stronger than


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