changing md5 hashed for sha
mike at sentex.net
Sun Jun 24 23:06:25 UTC 2012
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On 6/23/2012 9:37 AM, Christopher J. Ruwe wrote:
> For setting the dafault hash used to hash /etc/master.passwd, it
> has been recommended changing md5 for something more secure in the
> sense of being more expensive to crack.
> The handbook describes the procedure used in
Allegedly, hashes which were hashed with one of the sha-functions begin
> with the character $6$.
> Afer having changed my /etc/login.conf accordingly and having
> reset the passwords, the given there is not md5 anymore (I have
> tried with md5), but does not begin with the character $6$, but, as
> md5, with $1$, which is supposed to be md5-hashed.
> I fear I am a bit dense here, what am I getting wrong?
Are you sure you ran
after adjusting the values in login.conf ?
Also, this will only work on relatively recent versions of FreeBSD.
Mike Tancsa, tel +1 519 651 3400
Sentex Communications, mike at sentex.net
Providing Internet services since 1994 www.sentex.net
Cambridge, Ontario Canada http://www.tancsa.com/
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