/etc/login.conf password formatting

Kris Yates kris at 2binteractive.com
Tue Jul 15 10:20:00 PDT 2003

Please send replies directly to me as I do not have time to check the 
list as often as I would like..

Currently, it appears that some passwords on my system are DES, most are 
MD5.  I found the following below recently, a suggestion to switch to 
blowfish.  I am down with that!  If I change the following (as shown 
below) in /etc/login.conf, will the system still decrypt the old DES and 
MD5 entries, ie. nothing will break in this regard?



    # change the password encryption to Blowfish instead of the default md5



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