shadow: Enabling MD5 passwords by default

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Fri May 31 01:42:46 PDT 2002


"Gintautas" <gmlists at centras.lt> wrote in message
news:554328093.20020530174700 at centras.lt...
> Hello,
>
> > i  think  it  would  be  a  good  idea to put the code to enable md5
> > passwords  in  the  book much like we do with bzip decompression for
> > tar  - that's not exactlly forcing it on users + most people are too
>
> Though  this rarely happens :-) I'll back up Gerard here. IMHO, bzip2,
> as  well  as  vim  (reminds  me  a  of a flame ;) and some others, are
> exceptions  which  prove the rule. I can judge from my experience that
> the   book  usually  covers  the  installation  and,  if  _necessary_,
> _minimal_  configuration, and subtleties are left for the hints, which
> are there exactly for that purpose.
read bug #18 - mention hints that can be applied to packages
according to the purpose of that bug - md5 passwords should be atleast
MENTIONED in the book

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