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Re: Making Linux use Blowfish for passwd/shadow encryption

On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 06:34:58PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 03:11:33PM +0100, Mark Watts wrote:
> > I'm currently converting an old OpenBSD box to linux, and I need to move the 
> > user accounts across.
> > 
> > Short of cracking the blowfish password hashes in master.passwd, can I make 
> > Linux (PAM) use blowfish instead of md5 so I don't need to convert the 
> > hashes?
> Yes.
> The easiest is to install a distribution which already includes
> support for those hashes "out of the box".  You can try ours:
> 	http://www.openwall.com/Owl/
> Or one from ALT Linux team:
> 	http://www.altlinux.com
> Alternatively, you may "patch" the support into whatever distribution
> you have, using these packages:
> 	http://www.openwall.com/crypt/
> 	http://www.openwall.com/tcb/

is there any particular reason more distros haven't adopted these
patches?  all the major players already distribute strong crypto so
that can't be the reason...

Ethan Benson

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