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Re: [suse-security] crypt()
  • From: Sotiris Tsimbonis <suse-sec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 15:28:42 +0300 (EEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008161524500.25218-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Yuri Robbers wrote:
> I guess it's time to replace crypt() with a more modern algorithm. OpenBSD
> uses eks-Blowfish, which seems to do the job wonderfully. Would it be
> possible to implement this in SuSE Linux? I guess with PAM this should not
> be too much work. Also I'd think that when implementing it in PAM as an
> option there should not be any serious compatibility problems. Did anybody
> try this yet? If not I'm willing to invest some time in it in the near
> future...

A patch for pam to support OpenBSD's bcrypt can be found at Nikos
Mavroyanopoulos' page at

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