FreeBSD maximum password length

Mark Felder feld at
Mon Jun 17 20:02:56 UTC 2013

On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:52:48 -0500, Teske, Devin  
<Devin.Teske at> wrote:

> Is sha512 the highest it goes in our system?

Not sure what the limitations are. I know OpenBSD uses blowfish and I have  
been using that on older FreeBSD servers as a workaround. I think that  
OpenBSD uses a high number of rounds on their blowfish to make brute  
forces more difficult because of how slow it gets.

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