Proposed vote: Drop support for "passwd -crypt"

Matt Caswell matt at
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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