Proposed vote: Drop support for "passwd -crypt"
matt at openssl.org
Tue Oct 13 12:41:15 UTC 2020
The OTC recently adopted a list of technical items still to be done
which included this item:
- Proposal: drop passwd -crypt (OMC vote required)
The passwd application contains the option "-crypt" which provides an
implementation for the traditional UNIX password encryption scheme based
on a modified version of DES. This is a default option for the passwd
The OTC recommendation is to drop support for this option from 3.0.
Since this is the removal of a feature OMC approval is required.
This is my proposed vote text
"Drop from 3.0 support for the '-crypt' option from the passwd application"
Feedback please on the proposed vote text before I raise this.
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