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Re: MD5_CRYPT_ENAB in login.defs

In article <[🔎] 19990729115120.A14153@melusine.cuivre.fr.eu.org> you write:
>This is not an option. There are plenty of machines out there
>that need their passwd database to be compatible with other
>UNIX hosts, eg because they are NIS servers. Breaking compatibility
>is not an insignificant move! The world is not 100% Debian/Linux.

Just curious: Are you saying MD5_CRYPT_ENAB is incompatable with NIS?

In what way? Does NIS make assumptions of the size of the encrypted
password? Can this be fixed?

Or... are you refering to using the NIS database on other computers that
do not support MD5_CRYPT_ENAB?

Another comment: With MD5_CRYPT_ENAB, can existing passwords be used
in the old format, or do they all have to be converted?

Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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