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Re: [suse-security] blowfish for hashing algorithm

On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 01:09:21PM +0000, c v wrote:
> anyway..i was going through the pam documentation and i came accross
> something.
> 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
> /etc/security
> 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 .

Yes, that's how it should work.

Olaf Kirch     |  Anyone who has had to work with X.509 has probably
okir@xxxxxxx   |  experienced what can best be described as
---------------+  ISO water torture. -- Peter Gutmann

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