[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#447747: Bug#447747: chpasswd default hash algorithm

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Oct 23 16:22:26 UTC 2007

Quoting Matias Soler (gnuler at gmail.com):
> Package: passwd
> Version: 1:
> Severity: wishlist
> *** Please type your report below this line ***
> It would be desirable to default chpasswd hash algorithm to MD5 instead of
> DES.

Well, we might need a pretty strong rationale to consider a change
that would break the "no surprise" principle.

Changing the default behaviour of the utility would be likely to break
existing setups that use chpasswd.

I expect people who want MD5 passwords to already use the "-m" switch.

So, really, my first reaction is being non invasive and mark this bug
as "wontfix".

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