Re: password file in linux and solaris 8/9
From: David Magda (dmagda+trace040127_at_ee.ryerson.ca)
Date: 13 Feb 2004 16:57:49 -0500
Tony Walton <tony.walton@s_u_n.com> writes:
> 1 = BSD/Linux compatible MD5 algorithm
> 2a = Blowfish algorithm
> md5 = Sun's MD5 algorithm
> Sun's MD5 is considered stronger than the BSD/Linux compatible
> version, but it is not compatible with non-Solaris[TM] systems.
Is it possible to get documentation (URL?) on what these differences
are, and why they were made?
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