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Why is the hashed pw so long?



Hi,

This is really not a PAM question per se - it relates to PAM, though.
But feel free to point me to another list. Thanks.

I'm running RH6.0 using md5 and shadow. My understanding is that
when MD5 hashes anything it produces a 128-bit output. 128 bits=
16 bytes. So, how come the hashed pw is 34 characters in /etc/shadow?

TIA

Scott



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