I hope its okay that I started another thread. I got another question about how encryption of user passwords works in linux. I really want to understand, how its done.
Unfortunately looking at the sources of passwd and googling doesn`t get me an answer.
I wonder why SHA-512 (an I think the other algorithms, too) are shortend as it can be at max 160 bits long. So why does passwd only saves 84 chars? Do I missing something?