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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject MD5
Date Sun, 07 Jan 1996 04:05:37 GMT
On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Alexei Kosut wrote:
> And, on another note... last week, I started looked into adding MD5 digest
> authentication to Apache, as per the current Internet Draft. (If anyone's
> working on this already, please speak up now and I'll stop looking). 
> However, the current auth code is decidedly not designed for use with
> multiple authentication types. One would have to write a mod_md5_auth and
> a mod_md5_auth_dbm and so forth and again for each additional auth type we
> want to support. So obviously we need a better way. Anyone have any
> thoughts on how this should be done? (the actual MD5 part seems easy, this
> would be the hard part). 

Well, you mean one would have to write a separate module for each 
(authenticationtype,passworddatabase) pair.  This actually isn't true - 
mod_auth and mod_dbm_auth *could* be combined, since they use different 
configuration options.  At least, I've never had a problem compiling with 
both turned on.  So, you could do a mod_auth_md5 and have config options 
for using either DBM files, flat files, or even mSQL in the same module.

Or am I missing something?


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