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Re: Why is the hashed pw so long?



Because not all of the possible 256 characters are displayable.

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, gg&ht forever wrote:

> 
> 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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