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Re: Making Linux use Blowfish for passwd/shadow encryption



On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 10:33:17PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 06:34:58PM +0400, Solar Designer 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/
> 
> 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...

I don't think there's any special reason, besides those common to all
unofficial patches.

If crypt_blowfish became a part of official glibc, that would probably
change a lot.

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