Logins without full password!

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Sep 24 08:49:57 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 02:15:22AM -0500, default wrote:

> Is this normal?

It's the expected behaviour for legacy DES passwords (only useful if
you need to share the same password file with other UNIX systems,
which isn't likely)

> How does one disable this?

There's a login capability for setting the default password format
(MD5 is the one you want) -- see login.conf(5).

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