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Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:05:55 +0800
From: orc <>
Subject: Re: crypt* files in crypt directory

On Wed, 8 Aug 2012 16:53:03 +0200
Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:

> * 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
> yet)

This was just my experiment, since there were no news about bcrypt,
only plans.

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