Bug 348561

Summary: Port yp-tools to use NSS library for cryptography
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Peter Vrabec <pvrabec>
Component: yp-toolsAssignee: Karel Klíč <kklic>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: rvokal, tmraz
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Description Peter Vrabec 2007-10-23 10:24:28 UTC
yp-tools should be ported to use NSS library for cryptography.
See the tracking bug for details and links on how it could be done.

Comment 1 Karel Klíč 2010-11-16 23:06:51 UTC
This bug is about the `yppasswd` utility, which uses crypt() function to encrypt new passwords.

I considered porting this utility to use the NSS library. Two points why it does not make sense:

1. The libcrypt interface in glibc can use NSS internally: http://udrepper.livejournal.com/20948.html

2. yppasswd is deprecated, and no longer developed (see its man page for a proof). Some distributions have it only as a symlink to passwd.

The first point is the reason why I am closing it as NOTABUG.