glibc patch

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Tue Feb 18 14:26:54 PST 2003


On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 01:22:13PM -0500, Frederick Grim wrote:
> Howdy,
> 
>   I don't know if this is the proper forum to submit this but I think so.  I adapted the
> blowfish encryption stuff for glibc from the Owl distro to patch cleanly against
> glibc-2.3.1.  I would appreciate anyone's feedback.  This patch will allow for blowfish
> encryption on passwords among other things.  I am thinking of writing a hint on
> this...Again I would appreciate any feedback.

This would be well suited to a hint. Ensure to put in there some rationale
behind it and also some selling points why anyone would want to use it and
possibly even why it is not included in mainstream glibc. And some means of
testing it would be a nice addition.

Greg
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