Bug 230088

Summary: sha512(3) et al man page doesn't mention the rounds= parameter for the salt.
Product: Documentation Reporter: Larry Rosenman <ler>
Component: Manual PagesAssignee: freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: allanjude, doc
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Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Larry Rosenman freebsd_committer 2018-07-27 16:02:02 UTC
In doing research on a crypt issue I had at my day job, I noted that our manpage for sha512, et al, doesn't mention the rounds= parameter, so I was curious if we supported it.  It turns out we do.

Can someone with mandoc fu update the man page?
Comment 1 Allan Jude freebsd_committer 2018-07-27 22:57:45 UTC
The correct man page to add this information to is crypt(3)

The sha512(3) man page is about the hashing algorithm, not the password hashing system.

It may be worth adding a note to sha256(3) and sha512(3) pointing reads to the correct place if they do end up in the wrong place.


See Also: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182518
Comment 2 Larry Rosenman freebsd_committer 2019-02-05 18:32:02 UTC
Any news/progress?