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Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 04:01:41 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: SSHA-512 supported?

On Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 12:47:19AM +0100, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> I tried to google for more information, but got
> 
> | Our apologies
> |
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> |
> | Please try again later. Thank you.

There's a copy in Google's cache, which gives this sample:

| Change the user's password:
| # passwd mehdi   <-- I set this password: "Thisisanewlongpassword:)"
| 
| If you are curious, have a look at /etc/security/passwd:
| # grep -p mehdi /etc/security/passwd
| mehdi:
|         password = {ssha512}06$Zq5raZlRV3yGMiqT$07e5A.zEP/XnDWto5B4.JMszwgWEIH68mMcrzHCC9h5OmKEQ.SsBKw3hexid3hT9X0al.39iSV/Xi1txzU5C..

This page gives another:

http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/aix/administrator/security/password_hash/?page=2

| If I change the password for the user brian to "colorado" again the /etc/security/passwd file will now show:
| 
| brian:
| 	password =
| {ssha512}06$otYx2eSXx.OkEY4F$No5ZvSfhYuB1MSkBhhcKJIjS0.q// wdkcZwF9/TXi3EnL6Qero
| nmS0jCc3P2aEV9WLi5arzN1YjVwkx8bng..

Neither matches standard sha512crypt.  I also tried other likely default
iteration counts (like 1000 and 10000) - no luck.

Alexander

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