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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: feature request (fwd)
Date Wed, 09 Aug 1995 17:46:24 GMT
On Wed, 9 Aug 1995, Florent Guillaume wrote:
> > Since both Apache/htpasswd and login(1) use the same function to
> > encrypt passwords, you'd think that you could just say:
> > 
> >     AuthUserFile    /etc/passwd
> It is evil to use the system passwords for the WWW, because
> these passwords are sent in clear to whoever asks them.

I'd use the term "unwise", but yeah, I agree that it shouldn't be 
suggested or necessarily enabled in our setup.  MD5 authentication is 
going to require storing something other than the crypted password 


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