shadow: Enabling MD5 passwords by default

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue May 28 14:47:50 PDT 2002

On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 11:28:30PM +0200, Dieter Schmitz wrote:
> Passwords are much securer and I don't see any disadvantage to enable
> it by default. To enable MD5 Passwords you should replace this command in the

While I agree MD5 is a lot better than the standard crypt, I don't think it
to be our place to force this upon people. It's also explained in the
shadowpasswd_plus hint that's referred to when installing the Shadow

Gerard Beekmans

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