Nasty reference loop in login.conf

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jul 17 16:58:41 UTC 2012

Jakub Lach <jakub_lach at> writes:

> 1. Hope I can still log in single user mode and correct 
> /etc/login.conf? I'm afraid of md5 -> sha512 change.

It's not a problem. New passwords will be created with SHA512, but old
ones in MD5 (or, for that matter, DES or Bluefish or several other
formats listed in crypt(3)) will still work. 

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