Password hashing algorithms

Kristoffer Ekelund e7ke at etek.chalmers.se
Wed Jun 13 16:33:01 PDT 2001


On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Gerard Beekmans 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 ?
> 
> The login program (that's started by agetty when you login to a virtual
> terminal) will read that file. In the end it's Glibc though that takes
> care of the password authentication. Unless I'm mistaken, whatever
> password alghorithm you want to use, glibc needs to support it. This
> means you may need to reinstall Glibc after having applied some kind of
> patch, like the blowfish patch. Then there's also the shadowpassword
> suite that may need some patch applied.

Ok, thanks. I'll go hunt that down.
	
	Sincerely,
	Kristoffer

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