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Re: md5sum passwords

> > A mixed solution may be possible, supplying DES (from both a US and a
> > non-US site) to those who require YP support.  I'm still not in favor
> > of Debian doing this alone in the Linux community, though.

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> Longer passwords, while they may preclude compatablility with other
> systems, are no excuse for not choosing good passwords: "I love
> Francesca" may have more than 8 characters, but it certainly is not
> more secure than "R8#cjs;)". There are plenty of references on how to
> pick good passwords in 8 characters.

I know what you're all saying, but I'd definately like the MD5 in place as an 
optional extra.  Isn't that possible?  The extra security as an Internet 
Provider is a much needed asset...



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