PASSWD.CONF(5)            NetBSD Programmer's Manual            PASSWD.CONF(5)

NAME
     passwd.conf - password encryption configuration file

SYNOPSIS
     passwd.conf

DESCRIPTION
     The /etc/passwd.conf file, consisting of ``stanzas'', describes the con-
     figuration of the password cipher used to encrypt local or YP passwords.

     There are default, user and group specific stanzas.  If no user or group
     stanza to a specific option is available, the default stanza is used.

     To differentiate between user and group stanzas, groups are prefixed with
     a single colon (`:').

     Some fields and their possible values that can appear in this file are:

     localcipher  The cipher to use for local passwords.  Possible values are:
                  ``old'', ``newsalt,<rounds>'', and ``md5''.  For ``newsalt''
                  the value of rounds is a 24-bit integer with a minimum of
                  7250 rounds.

     ypcipher     The cipher to use for YP passwords.  The possible values are
                  the same as for localcipher.

     To retrieve information from this file use pw_getconf(3).

FILES
     /etc/passwd.conf

EXAMPLES
     Use MD5 as the local cipher and old-style DES as the YP cipher:

      default:
           localcipher = md5
           ypcipher = old

SEE ALSO
     passwd(1), pw_getconf(3), passwd(5)

HISTORY
     The passwd.conf configuration file first appeared in NetBSD 1.6.

NetBSD 1.6                       June 30, 2000                               1

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