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Re: Hash salt (was Re: BCRYPT - Why not using it?)



On Thu, Apr 07, 2011 at 01:31:27AM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Having the first 3 characters all be "$6$" makes sense based upon
> the explanation in your other email.  I thought that was the salt.
> Each user's salt is definitely different.

Ah, those first 3 characters. Yeah, that tells you that your hash is of the
SHA512 form. I thought you meant the first 3 characters of the hash itself.
$alg$salt$password is the form.

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. o .   o . o   . . o   o . .   . o .
. . o   . o o   o . o   . o o   . . o
o o o   . o .   . o o   o o .   o o o

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