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Old 2nd June 2008
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The daemon class is used by /etc/rc and root.

I do not know the reason for the different number of rounds, I could only guess it is for performance. You're welcome to change ciphers, or change the number of rounds, as you wish. The encrypted passwords are stored in /etc/master.passwd which requires root access. (If root is compromised, passwords won't matter anyway.)

There was a thread in the misc@ archives from December 2005, about the blowfish cipher and it's use. The thread also discusses other cipher technologies, including MD5.

It starts here:
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