[nycbug-talk] blowfish FreeBSD passwords

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Wed Mar 22 17:50:59 EST 2006

Hi Pete,

On Mar 22, 2006, at 5:44 PM, pete wright wrote:

> On 3/22/06, Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote:
>> --
>> Thx. for the resources guys, much appreciated- but that's not my
>> original question.
>> My original question is: has anyone heard anything about FreeBSD
>> changing to blf as a default instead of md5?
> Ike, i have not heard anything yet...although I'm sure patches to
> sysinstall would be welcome ;)

Hrm.  Ok, well, if I'm scripting this for myself, I may as well save  
the rest of the world the extra 2 min. per box...


Where do you think I should submit such a patch?

> on an easier note, would it be possible to supply the blowfish
> password stuff in script that you can pass to sysinstall....check out
> sysinstall(8).  now i've never tried to extend it in such a way so
> take it FWIW.

Noted- thx.  Just learned something new here about sysinstall- I'll  
check this out.

I was basically just thinking of applying a patch based on a diff of  
the 2 files involved.  (it's a really trivial change, in the end).

> -p


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