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Re: 2nd Qs: proposed description of new pam_unix



On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 09:09:58AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> 
> prefix=			-- will use the traditional DES-based hashes
> prefix=xy		-- the same (could use any valid salt)
> prefix=$1$		-- FreeBSD-style MD5-based hashes (replaces "md5")
> prefix=_ count=100001	-- BSDI/FreeSec extended/"new-style" DES-based hashes
> prefix=$2a$ count=8	-- OpenBSD-style Blowfish-based hashes
> 
> Ideally, the PAM module should know nothing about these or other
> supported hash types.  It shouldn't know how to process the prefix or
> the count, -- these are to be passed into crypt_gensalt in libcrypt.

is it possible to use OpenBSD Blowfish hashes on linux?  would it just
involve a new libcrypt or what?

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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