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Re: passwd hashing algorithm
From: maquis () netcom com (maquis)
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 07:18:49 -0700 (PDT)
On 13 Apr 1995, Louis Taber wrote:
* David Faron Stagner (stagda () sys1 ic ncs com) writes
I'm with der Mouse on this... the current state of crypt() and
password hashing in unix is inexcusable.
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Agreed. Personally, I am wondering when Unix will get overhauled so that
these recurring holes (sendmail, crypt<>, etc) will be brought to a
higher level of perfection. Regarding crypt() I would think a one-way
mechanism is the answer, versus having keys that are left around the system.