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Re: Making Linux use Blowfish for passwd/shadow encryption



On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 01:51:53AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 01:33:33PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:42:13PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 09:47:00PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> > > > If crypt_blowfish became a part of official glibc, that would probably
> > > > change a lot.
> > > 
> > > has anyone ever attempted to merge it with mainline glibc?
> > 
> > Probably not, at least not me.
> 
> why not?

It's primarily my lack of time.  I could be wrong, but I don't expect
it to be trivial to get it past Ulrich.

Also that will likely require texinfo documentation updates for the
new interfaces.  I currently only have them documented in an extensive
man page, but that's not the preferred documentation format for GNU
software.

-- 
Alexander




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