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Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:53:03 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: crypt* files in crypt directory

* orc <> [2012-08-08 22:30:01 +0800]:
> While I experimented with musl-enabled system I implemented another
> password hashing algorithm in musl (because musl had only des encryption
> with max. 8 password chars) based on skein hash. I also separately

why not use a known password-based key derivation function?

musl shouldn't do too much crypto experiments, but select
something that's reasonable and already available
(i wouldn't do musl specific crypto api)

(at some point it may be reasonable to provide alternative
apis for things that are broken in posix or just missing
but those should go into a separate lib and we are not there

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