[Pkg-shadow-devel] redhat patches

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Tue Nov 20 13:32:07 UTC 2007


On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 04:36:26PM +0100, pvrabec at redhat.com wrote:
> Hi, 
> I asked Ulrich D. about some things that were not clear about SHA-256/512.

Thanks for the feedback.

I integrated the patch.

The major functional changes I added are:

 * new variables in login.defs to specify a default/fixed/random number of rounds
 * variable salt length
 * new options to chpasswd/chgpasswd
 * ENCRYPT_METHOD/MD5_CRYPT_ENAB always used (not only when !USE_PAM)


ENCRYPTMETHOD_SELECT is still not (never) defined, and I did not test

I need to check the behavior of old libc (I think utils will just exit in
pw_encrypt) to see whether it shall be always activated / autodetected or

My guess is that it can be always activated.

Kind Regards,

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