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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: support/dbmmanage
Date Thu, 26 Sep 1996 00:58:26 GMT


The script used to create a random salt, but was changed. I don't know
why. I'll forward your fix to the developers list for consideration.
It seems perfectly reasonable to me, but maybe we've both missed something

rob wrote:
>In the distribution of Apache 1.1.1, under the support/ directory, is
>a perl script named 'dbmmanage'.
>This script containes the following 2 lines:
># ugly - this should be changed to be random.
>If replaced with the following lines, the salt will be random, as the
>script itself says it should be:
># create a random salt
>$salt=$range[rand(int($#range)+1)] . $range[rand(int($#range)+1)];
>A quick and easy update for the distribution.  Those 3 lines of code
>have been tested and work.
>Colin, Random Access

Rob Hartill (  ... why wait for a clear night to see the stars?.

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