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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: DB-password clear text - what alternatives?
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2001 07:03:58 GMT
On Wednesday 29 August 2001 08:21, Derek Hohls wrote:
> What is a ' localhost loopback' 

I assume that means connecting to the same host using "localhost" (with 
Cocoon and DB running on the same server).

Most (hopefully all) network stacks will in such case send IP packets 
"internally" without making them visible on the network.

IMHO encrypting the passwords in the config files wouldn't help much, unless 
there is a way to guarantee that only your app is able to decrpyt them (using 
a hardware key maybe?).

 -- Bertrand Delacrétaz,
 -- web technologies consultant - OO, Java, XML, C++

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