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* Stuart Howard | 2005-11-15 13:03:48 [+0000]:
>My specific question is this - What method/cryptography is used to
>create the passwd hash under PAM ie. is it vunerable to rainbow type
MD5 or SHA1 with "salt" and therefore it is _not_.
>PAM that generates the hash of my chosen password?
Almost. It is done by one of pam's module. Look in /etc/pam.d
>Does the "NBS DES algorithm" come under the "salt" method? and is it
The salt method is not algorithm specific. Emerge john and let it run on
your local passwords and you will know what it is :)
As far I remember the DES version was with salt, too (I have no clue
what NBS stands for).
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