Password hashing algorithms

Kristoffer Ekelund e7ke at
Wed Jun 13 16:30:29 PDT 2001

On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 stefan at wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 07:02:50PM +0200, Kristoffer Ekelund wrote:
> > 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 ?
> And do not forget to change your pwd after the modification to 
> update the hash. 
> I think the shadow package should be the one, but i do not
> know if it has good documentation. I think google will return
> a lot of links if you are looking for info.
> Stefan

Thanks, I wasn't aware that shadow also changed the encryption scheme,
that would help in getting something relevant out of google, but first
I'll go read the docs for shadow and see if they are any good...

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