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[suse-security] blowfish for hashing algorithm

anyway..i was going through the pam documentation and i came accross
I changed the default hashing algorithm from md5 to blowfish
I did this by editing the files pam_unix2.conf and pam_pwcheck.conf in
it seems that it worked...once i changed my password using the passwd
command the appropriate field in /etc/shadow
became $2a$ instead of $1$ which signifies md5 .
Has anyone else tried that?Any similar experiences?

thanks in advance ..........

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