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From: Greg Troxel (gdtir.bbn.com)
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 13:49:23 CDT
> >This is a very important consideration. I like to be able to copy
> >passwd lines between NetBSD and FreeBSD, for example.
> even if you set passwd.conf to blowfish, you can put MD5 passwd line
> in /etc/passwd. passwd.conf determines the default cipher when
> *creating* passwd entries.
I realize this. But if the default is blowfish, I can't copy to
places that don't implement it.
> please read this.
> Niels Provos and David Mazie`res, "A Future-Adaptable Password Scheme",
> 1999 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Thanks for the reference.
Also, perhaps NetBSD 1.6-stable should get support for the new bcrypt
option before it becomes the default in -current. It would seem
unfortunate to me if copying a passwd line from a -current box to a
-stable box resulted in a non-working account.
Greg Troxel <gdtir.bbn.com>