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::Reverted OP's removal a while ago, so this can be closed. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 12:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
 
::Reverted OP's removal a while ago, so this can be closed. -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 12:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  
:::It may not be wrong, but it’s still misleading, and conflicts with the immediately following paragraph. Is there a nice way to change each to satisfy everyone? -- [[User:Charmander|Charmander]] ([[User talk:Charmander|talk]])
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:::It may not be wrong, but it’s still misleading, and conflicts with the immediately following paragraph. Is there a nice way to change each to satisfy everyone? -- [[User:Charmander|Charmander]] ([[User talk:Charmander|talk]]) 19:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  
 
== Termite: colored ls output ==
 
== Termite: colored ls output ==
  
 
Hey, I thought you might be interested in [[Talk:Termite#Colored ls output]], cheers :) — [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 10:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
 
Hey, I thought you might be interested in [[Talk:Termite#Colored ls output]], cheers :) — [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 10:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Revision as of 19:14, 19 January 2015

Removal of incorrect warning

Greetings, I have removed the warning regarding SHA512 on the password hashing section. It's true that one shouldn't use plain sha512 for password hashing, but that isn't what arch (or other Linux distributions) use or are even able to use. What they call "sha512" is crypt_sha512, analogous to cryptmd5 but with the hash function replaced. Crypt_sha512 is a strong sequential function with a configurable iteration parameter. Normal configurations are fairly slow by default and are configurable to be arbritarily slow. I also updated the text to make it clear that it used an iterated sha512 so that others would be less likely to suffer from your confusion. Cheers. --Gmaxwell (talk) 23:39, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

I was fully aware that it runs a configurable number of sha512 iterations when I made the change. It's not enough iterations to make up for how cheap it is relative to bcrypt/scrypt and it requires very little memory so it does nothing to counter doing billions of hashes per second on a GPU. I don't care enough to argue about it but you shouldn't assume that it had anything to do with confusion. -- thestinger 23:48, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Reverted OP's removal a while ago, so this can be closed. -- Alad (talk) 12:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
It may not be wrong, but it’s still misleading, and conflicts with the immediately following paragraph. Is there a nice way to change each to satisfy everyone? -- Charmander (talk) 19:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Termite: colored ls output

Hey, I thought you might be interested in Talk:Termite#Colored ls output, cheers :) — Kynikos (talk) 10:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)