RE: Password security

From: Eric F Crist (
Date: 06/20/02

From: "Eric F Crist" <>
To: "'Dag-Erling Smorgrav'" <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 11:38:33 -0500

My bad, had a serious brain fart this morning. ;)

Eric F Crist
President/Sys Admin
AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Dag-Erling Smorgrav
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:25 AM
To: Eric F Crist
Cc: 'Ryan Thompson'; 'Bill Moran'; freebsd-security@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Password security

"Eric F Crist" <> writes:
> So, have you changed the hash from DES to something different? If
> you're still dealing with an 8 character limit. Certainly the length
> this point could be considered arbitrary, but only the first 8
> characters count.

To repeat what I wrote in my previous mail: "By default, FreeBSD uses
an MD5-based hash, and supports passwords of arbitrary length."


Dag-Erling Smorgrav -
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