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Hash algorithm

What file on Solaris confirms which hash algorithm is in use to encrypt passwords in /etc/shadow? Is anyone skilled to identify which from the format?

I have 2 servers:
One server has the password stored with a prefix of $1$ and totals 34 characters. I beleive this is MD5.

The other format is always 13 random characters with no obvious prefix or suffix, which I think means it uses the simple crypt (), but I could do with a file to confirm?
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Format is defined in /etc/security/policy.conf - man policy.conf

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