ivoras at fer.hr
Sat Nov 13 08:43:05 PST 2004
The Handbook and crypt(3) say passwords in master.passwd are MD5 hashes
if they start with $1$, for example:
the format is $1$salt$rest. I have several questions:
How are the values encoded? This looks something like base64.
Is it possible to actually verify the password against this format using
only a bare implementation of the md5 algorithm?
Actually, the reason for these questions is that I'm considering using
LDAP authentication on a machine with lots of users and I'm wondering if
existing passwd information could be transported to LDAP. Any
experiences/docs on this?
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