Hash Algorithm

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
How can you identify the hash algorithm used to encrypt the passwords in /etc/shadow on a red hat linux enterprise system? I read about /etc/security/crypt.conf  for Solaris, what about RHLE release 4/5?
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    You can manage you algorithm using "authconfig --passalgo" command. Look at
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    Thanks for the link, I cant see the default hash function though for Red Hat, just a way to use SHA-256 or SHA-512 if so desired. my password hashes are 34 characters long, but I want to verify what hashing algorithm is in use, not what can be used to hash them
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