password hash weaknesses in FreeBSD ?

Thomas D. Dean tomdean at
Tue Aug 2 17:24:48 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-08-02 at 17:36 +0100, マンロークリストファ wrote:
> The crypt program to hash passwords uses md5 /DES/blowfish for
> password hashing as I have read in the handbook. DES and md5 are
> widely regarded to be broken (certainly DES). I would prefer password
> hashing to be done using salted SHA1 / SHA256 to meet my security
> needs. Is this configuration possible?
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google "freebsd password hash sha256"

Has patches toward adding this.


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