Bug 9671 - root passwd on installation is not MD5
root passwd on installation is not MD5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-22 10:51 EST by bcling
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-04 16:08:47 EST
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Description bcling 2000-02-22 10:51:56 EST
Maybe I missed something (?) but I was noticing that the root password is
not MD5, even though the option is selected at installation.  Noticed this
on all machines with 6.1 installed, haven't checked 6.0 or 6.2 beta.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-29 08:26:59 EST
If you reset the root password by running /usr/bin/passwd after installation, is
the new password also not MD5 hashed?
Comment 2 bcling 2000-02-29 13:12:59 EST
The passwd is MD5 after running /usr/bin/passwd... but I found it interesting
that there were no reports of it only being crypted on initial installation.

RH 6.0/6.1 on Intel - didn't get a chance to check it on Alpha.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-04 16:08:59 EST
fixed as of the beta.

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