passwd vs adduser

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Thu Aug 21 08:53:49 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 10:35:28AM -0500, Kris Yates wrote:
> I modified my system so that passwd now uses blowfish.  However, adduser 
> still uses DES.  How can I force adduser to use blowfish?
You could try checking /etc/adduser.conf perhaps there's an option in
there to specify the password hashing method.  I have a feeling it doesn't
support other password hashing methods for some reason, but I may be

Instead you may want to use the 'pw' utility:

pw adduser

which I believe adheres to the password hashing method you specify for
the system.


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