[PATCH crypt 7/8] Update README
Fri Aug 4 02:58:00 GMT 2017
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-This is the DES-crypt package Version 1.1
+This is the crypt package Version 2.0
It provides a static library libcrypt.a as well as a shared library
cygcrypt-0.dll together with a link lib libcrypt.dll.a, which export
-The passwords created by crypt(3) are 56 bit DES encrypted and are
-100% identical to those created by the Linux crypt().
-Additionally, this package provides a command line tool crypt.exe
-which is a tool to generate encrypted passwords from cleartext
-passwords. The encrypted password is written to stdout with a trailing
-Use this tool to create password entries in /etc/passwd on 9x systems.
-On 9x machines, this DES password authentication is used in applications
-like e. g. login(1) or ftpd(8). Note that the password entry in
-/etc/passwd is not used on NT systems. Instead, users are authenticated
-using the NT password itself. So crypt.exe is mainly a convenience for
-Note that this tool does *not* provide the crypt(1) functionality known
-from e. g. SUN Solaris(tm) machines. The encryption used here is
-incompatible with the encryption used there.
-The usage of "our" crypt is like this:
- generates a password with a random salt.
-crypt salt cleartext
- generates a password with salt `salt'. The result can be used to
- compare a given encrypted password with a cleartext password eg.
- typed by a user.
-The salt is a two character string which consists of the first two
-characters of the encrypted password.
+The passwords created by crypt(3) are 100% identical to those created by
+the Linux crypt(). DES, MD5, SHA-256, and SHA-512 algorithms are supported.
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