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Old 07-21-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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MD5 and password encryption


What encryption algorythm does Linux use for its passwords? Is MD5 a good algorythm to use for password encryption? If so, where can I read up on how the MD5 algorythm works?
 
Old 07-21-2007, 02:29 PM   #2
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The file '/etc/login.defs' defines the password attributes. Specifically:

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# Use MD5 or DES to encrypt password?
MD5_CRYPT_ENAB yes
Wikipedia has a good article on MD5.
 
Old 07-22-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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macemoneta,

As always, I found your information ... informational. Thank you.
 
  


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