Re: Salt for /etc/shadow and passwd?
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 04:02:03PM -0400, Thomas Morin wrote:
> -. Jason Lim (2001-07-18) :
> | Okay... I wasn't thinking. The salt is stored within the crypted password
> | generated, which is why password crackers work.
> Yes, with crypt(3) the salt is precisely the first two characters.
_If_ you use the old crypt() semantics. If you provide a salt
starting with '$1$' it will give you MD5-hashed password.
Marcin Owsiany <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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