> For setting the dafault hash used to hash /etc/master.passwd, it has
> been recommended changing md5 for something more secure in the sense of
> being more expensive to crack.
> The handbook describes the procedure used in
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/crypt.html. > Allegedly, hashes which were hashed with one of the sha-functions begin
> with the character $6$.
> Afer having changed my /etc/login.conf accordingly and having reset the
> passwords, the given there is not md5 anymore (I have tried with md5),
> but does not begin with the character $6$, but, as md5, with $1$, which
> is supposed to be md5-hashed.