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Re: [patches] [PATCH] EGLIBC_CRYPT and EGLIBC_CRYPT_UFC option groups

On Sat, 14 Nov 2009, Maxim Kuvyrkov wrote:

> The second option group enables removal of the ultra-fast implementation of
> the DES algorithm (MD5 will be used by default instead).  The two reasons for

Could you clarify this "MD5 will be used by default instead" instead?  The 
different algorithms have different salt syntax.  If DES support has been 
disabled, the use of a salt with DES syntax should make crypt return an 
error rather than doing something with MD5; only a salt starting $1$ 
should cause MD5 to be used.  Will such errors be properly given if DES is 
disabled with this patch?

Joseph S. Myers