I am rather late to this thread...

On Thursday 15 October 2015 15:46:47, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > > Are there more password ciphers planned for the future e.g
> > > sha256 and sha512?>
> > 
> >
> > No, we will not be adding those.
> >
> > 
> >
> > Those simple hashes do not provide the future-proof,
> > high-cost-to-crack features of bcrypt, which has made it
> > successful as industry staple. The dumb hashes even arrived years
> > after bcrypt, seems likely the result of choosing ideas "not
> > invented by openbsd"
> 
> Ouch!  And I have not seen any other upcoming ciphers
> mentioned.  These seem to be state of the art in the Linux world :/

... but if anyone wants to add their voice to 
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16814 , maybe glibc 
could be made to reconsider bcrypt. AFAIK, glibc upstream is mostly 
different people now than when they added sha2 password hashes.

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