Re: Crypt Setting
From: Casper Dik (Casper.Dik@Sun.COM)
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To: bsec <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 01:50:27 +0100 From: Casper Dik <Casper.Dik@Sun.COM>
>I'm under the impression that it's a good idea to increase the number of
>types crypt() is used for encrypting user passwords; however, I have been
>unable to determine where in Solaris 8 I can do this. Does anyone know
>what the default number of types crypt() is used in Solaris 8 and where
>the setting is located to change this value?
Solaris 8 cannot, I'm afraid. The latest release of Solaris 9 can.
The Solaris 9 12/02 what's new docs say:
Enhanced crypt() Function
Password encryption protects passwords from being read by intruders.
Three strong password encryption modules are now available in the
* A version of Blowfish that is compatible with BSD systems
* A version of MD5 that is compatible with BSD and Linux systems
* A stronger version of MD5 that is compatible with other
Solaris 9 12/02 systems
For information on how to protect your user passwords with these new
encryption modules, see the System Administration Guide: Security
Services. For information on the strength of the modules, see the
crypt_bsdbf(5), crypt_bsdmd5(5), and crypt_sunmd5(5) man pages.
And see also: