Bug 348561 - Port yp-tools to use NSS library for cryptography
Summary: Port yp-tools to use NSS library for cryptography
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yp-tools
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Klíč
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: CryptoConsolidation
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-23 10:24 UTC by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2013-03-03 22:59 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2010-11-16 23:06:51 UTC
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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.

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