On 16/07/2018 21:02, Carl-Valentin Schmitt wrote:
> Up to recent time it was that Command passwd involved mcrypt. Right?
> Will soon OpenSSL substitute mcrypt?
> Or is OpenSSL too big for this?
I guess you are referring to the libmcrypt, a cryptographic
library which is kind of an alternative to OpenSSL's
"libcrypto" (formerly libeay).
I also presume this is about the OS level "passwd" command
in some *N*X system, like Linux or BSD.
If so, this would be up to the maintainers of that system
command on that *N*X OS distribution to decide if they want
to switch from using libmcrypt to using the OpenSSL 1.1.x's
libcrypto to implement the standard cryptographic primitives
involved in the *N*X password hashing schemes.
In practice it should also be noted that there are often
additional layers behind the passwd(1) command, such as PAM
and libcrypt (no O or M). So the actual decision to use
libmcrypt, libcrypto or any other library would probably be
up to the maintainer of that lower system layer.
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dont worry. Am not trolling.
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Am Di, 17. Jul, 2018 um 2:56 A. M. schrieb Viktor Dukhovni
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 09:02:38PM +0200, Carl-Valentin Schmitt wrote:
>> Up to recent time it was that Command passwd involved mcrypt. Right?
> https://www.openssl.org/docs/manmaster/man1/passwd.html >
>> Will soon OpenSSL substitute mcrypt?
> There has been little to no demand for any enhancements in this
> command-line utility.
>> Or is OpenSSL too big for this?
> Sounding like you're trolling might not be the best way to engage
> the team on suggestions to enhance the OpenSSL "passwd" command.
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