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    regarding linux login executable

    Somebody help me out. I need linux login executable source. I did grepping to find word login into kernel source but nothing positive i am getting.. Does any body knows that from where can I get login source so that I can look into it.

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    Re: regarding linux login executable

    Originally posted here by processingspeed
    Somebody help me out. I need linux login executable source. I did grepping to find word login into kernel source but nothing positive i am getting.. Does any body knows that from where can I get login source so that I can look into it.

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    You will not find this in the kernel source. It's part of the base OS and as such has nothing to do with the kernel.

    Look around in the Freebsd sources. Most of the utilities that make up a linux OS originally came from *bsd.

    http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/

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    There's more then one login executable..

    I personaly use KDM (the K-Desktop graphical login thingy)

    But if you are looking for the console one.. I can't help you.. I never bothered checking out what executable does that..

    But may I ask why you want the source ??

    not trying to spike it with a keylogger now arre you ??
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    thanks SirDice regarding this valuable information and
    Mr. the_JinX what exactly you are talking about, actually I didn't get you ??

    Anyway I need login source because I want to know which hashing algorithm login uses to hash the password ?? As far as I know it's md5.
    Actually I want to change this hashing algorithm to sha1 our DES ?? For that i need it's source.

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    Originally posted here by processingspeed
    Actually I want to change this hashing algorithm to sha1 our DES ?? For that i need it's source.
    Why you would want to do this is beyond me. MD5 is pretty secure. It's waaaay better than DES. It's also the wrong place to look for this. I think you should read login.conf(5) .

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