Re: MD5/Des Hashing

Greg Johnson Perry-Spencer ( )
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 06:59:54 -0500 (EST)

The FreeBSD passwd file is MD5, this is why I find it strange that the two
encrypted strings don't match. Is my assumption correct that all MD5
encryption strings start with $1$? If so, when I run radius in debug mode
and it displays the encrypted passwd it generates to match against the
password in the Unix password file, why does it not start with $1$?


On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Dale E. Reed Jr. wrote:

> Greg Johnson Perry-Spencer wrote:
> >
> > I did this and RadiusNT does look in the passwd file and shows the
> > encrypted passwd string (x15 debug mode), but it also shows the encrypted
> > passwd it generates based upon the passwd I enter. It is encrypted, but
> > much smaller and does not start with $1$.
> RadiusNT supports MD5 hases in the passwd file, typically found on
> linux, solaris, and unixware. I am not familiar with DES password
> encryption. Do you have information on the DES routines (and are
> they free)?
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. (
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