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Re: Making Linux use Blowfish for passwd/shadow encryption



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> On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 03:25:35PM +0100, Mark Watts wrote:
> > > Alternatively, you may "patch" the support into whatever distribution
> > > you have, using these packages:
> > >
> > > 	http://www.openwall.com/crypt/
> > > 	http://www.openwall.com/tcb/
> > >
> > > Finally, we may do this work for you if it's paid for. ;-)
> >
> > Ok, working on the assumption that my managment aren't going to pay
> > someone else... are there any patches around for Mandrake 9.1 ?
>
> I'm not aware of anything for Mandrake 9.1 specifically, but with some
> C, Makefile, and RPM skills you should be able to apply the crypt_blowfish
> package available at the URL I've referenced above.

Bleh, I was so hoping you weren't going to say that :)

Patching glibc looks easy, but patching everything else looks hard...

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Mark Watts
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ TIM
St Andrews Road, Malvern
GPG Public Key ID: 455420ED

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