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Re: Converting Users from Solaris to (Debian-)Linux



>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Mickeler <steve@neptune.ca> writes:

Steve> Thats because linux is using MD5 and solaris is only using crypt.

Also, note that even using crypt under Linux, the hashes could be
different.  The first two characters are a salt, which is added to the
password when it gets hashed.  This is done to make dictionary attacks
a bit harder (i.e. you can't just generate a list of words + their
hashes).

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