Password hashing algorithms

Kristoffer Ekelund e7ke at
Wed Jun 13 10:02:50 PDT 2001

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 stefan at wrote:

> 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.

Ok, thanks, I'll try that out soon. Do you know where I could find out
more about this, what package/program is it that reads this setting from
/etc/logins.defs ?

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