MD5 Passwords and the Python MD5 module

Michael Hudson mwh21 at
Thu Mar 30 11:50:37 CEST 2000

cephas_tpg at writes:
> Before anybody asks, i have read all the man
> pages and other doc's i could find, but so far
> have found nothing that gives me the exact
> definition of the format of the password entries
> in /etc/shadow.

1) Surely the point is that you don't need to know; I thought one of
   the points of PAM was that you didn't need to know the underlying
2) The source for the md5-hash generating password module is surely
   knocking around somewhere.


well, take it from an old hand: the only reason it would be easier
to program in C is that you can't easily express complex  problems
in C, so you don't.                 -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp

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