This is probably an RTFM question, but I haven't got an FM handy to fing the
Can someone tell me how password encryption works under unix? I know that
the password is encrypted using the password as the key, and that it is
encrypted with the DES algorithm 15 times. However this is as far as my
knowledge of it goes.
If anyone can tell me how the algorithm operates, or point me to an appropriate
source if information, It would greatly appreciated.
The reason I am asking is we are implementing some password protection on an
embedded system and I have been led to believe that the unix password
encryption is very secure.
Thanks in advance,
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