On 01/20/2012 03:04 PM, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:17:22 -0800 Don Juan wrote:
Not sure if I am getting what you mean here but to me sounds like you did not complete what is in the wiki in regards to running blowfish, since you need AUR package and what not and it says there is more to do than change a single file to make blowfish the algo.
I know I didn't. Blowfish is stronger but I'm settled with sha512 rather than building a library and fixing any possible fallout in the future.
Maybe I missed giving a piece of info. The default password is DES which is really crap and starts with $1 so simply enabling blowfish in /etc/default/passwd has enabled SHA512, you'd expect to uncomment SHA512 not blowfish. It seems for sha512 you don't have to do as much as the wiki suggests anymore.
Ahhh OK that makes more sense, at least to me. I just went through doing everything in the wiki myself for the same reason I did not want to add another AUR package just to get the feature/ability. I agree though that DES should be changed at this point.