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Re: MD5_CRYPT_ENAB in login.defs

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 1999 at 02:21:21PM +0200, Piotr Roszatycki wrote:
> > Why md5 algorithm isn't default for passwd?
> > I think it is more secure and hasn't 8 length limit.
> > 
> > MD5_CRYPT_ENAB in login.defs is disabled.
> > I don't understand, why?
> It's incompatable with legacy systems.

But is it really important? I think security is much important and
less security method should be only optional.

Maybe at install time user could choose crypting method?
For now it is possible to choose shadow or non-shadow system.


Piotr "Dexter" Roszatycki

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