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From "Stefan Seelmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CODEC-104) Please add a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:45:21 GMT

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Stefan Seelmann commented on CODEC-104:
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Very true, such a class in commons would be very cool.

The class in Apache Directory Studio is just borrowed, see comments in SVN:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/directory/studio/trunk/ldapbrowser.core/src/main/java/org/apache/directory/studio/ldapbrowser/core/utils/UnixCrypt.java

> Please add a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CODEC-104
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CODEC-104
>             Project: Commons Codec
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Christian Hammers
>
> The Sun Java APIs lack a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash that was used
in e.g. /etc/passwd or Apache htpasswd and is still widely used dispite the availablitity
of better algorithms like MD5 or SHA.
> Apart from me cursing Sun for producing monster crypto APIs but missing the little things
that one really needs, there are already several Apache projects
> that implemented UnixCrypt for their own:
>   org.apache.directory.studio.ldapbrowser.core.utils.UnixCrypt
>   org.apache.fulcrum.crypto.impl.UnixCrypt
>   and maybe others 
> bye,
> -christian-

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