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Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:42:51 +0200
From: Daniel Cegiełka <>
Subject: Re: crypt* files in crypt directory

2012/8/8 Solar Designer <>:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 09:03:00AM +0200, Daniel Cegie?ka wrote:
>> If closer to upstream, it would be preferable to use scrypt:
> Huh?  As far as I'm aware, there's still no crypt(3) encoding syntax
> defined for scrypt (which is intended primarily as a KDF rather than a
> password hashing method for servers), so we'd have to devise our own.
> How is that "closer to upstream"?
> It does make sense to use scrypt for password hashing, but how exactly
> that will be done and whether it'll be scrypt or something future
> inspired by scrypt and others is not clear yet:
> Alexander

Right. So blowfish/gensalt going to be a good solution for us (at this time).


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