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Re: [RFC][PATCH][BZ 2100] blowfish support in libcrypt


Am 20.06.2017 um 13:33 schrieb Thorsten Kukuk:
On Thu, Jun 01, Björn Esser wrote:

Look at OpenBSD, SUSE, OpenWall, etc. still using bcrypt as the default password hashing algorithm.
At least for SUSE this is not correct.
Blowfish is only there for compatibility reasons with existing passwords.
With the default configuration, you cannot even create new passwords with blowfish
since many years.
The last time we discussed the topic with the blowfish author, he was surprised
that there is still somebody using it.

   Thorsten

What do you think about the `crypt_gensalt`-functions, then? Those are actually used in YaST2, afaik…
Shall we at least add these to libcrypt, then?


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