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Re: MD5 passwords with pwdb



On Tue, Apr 13, 1999 at 12:52:24AM -0700, mpg4@paradise.duluoz.net wrote:
> All-
> 
> 	First off, thanks for the info on FTP daemons.  I installed
> proFTPd, and it seems to be working fine in the testing I've done so
> far.
> 
> 	Now that I'll have a completely PAM-clean installation (or I
> will shortly) I thought I would try using the MD5 capability in pwdb.
> I changed my password ok, but when I tried to change the root
> password, it didn't convert it to MD5.  That was with a straight
> 'passwd' command from the command line.  Running 'passwd root' from
> the command line converted the passwd to md5 format ok.  My question
> is: is this an intentional decision to discourage MD5 root passwords,
> or is it an unintentional 'feature'.  Are there security (or other)
> issues I'm overlooking in making theconversion to MD5?

I don't know any security reasons to not to convert root password to MD5.
So the problem looks like a bug.

What passwd program do you use?
Did passwd or pam_pwdb module syslog something special when you called
'passwd' command?

Best regards
					Andrey V.
					Savochkin



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