non crypt() password problems
From: Kapetanakis Giannis (bilias_at_edu.physics.uoc.gr)
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 14:50:41 +0300 (EEST) To: email@example.com
I've changed the default algorithm to be used with password hashing
from __unix__ to md5 in /etc/security/policy.conf.
In order to change the root password I had to reset it
to an empty field in shadow and then run passwd to put
the new md5 password. The default behavior is to detect the
algorith used in the old password and apply the same in
the new one. I don't know if this a feature or a bug.
The password is accepted by sshd and it works sweet :)
Nevertheless /usr/sadm/bin/smpatch does not accept the md5 password.
If I change back to the crypt() password everything is ok.
Options 1,2a in CRYPT_DEFAULT do not work either with smpatch.
I though I should report this.