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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Proposal for Win32 crypt() issue
Date Tue, 29 Sep 1998 19:40:14 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> I'd like to suggest the following workaround/solution to
> the Win32 crypt() issue:
> o Use MD5 on Win32.
> o Modify htpasswd.c to take an additional switch to
>   indicate algorithm.  Default is crypt, but #ifdef
>   so that on Win32 it says 'use -a md5 instead'.
> o Likewise for dbmmanage. (?)
> o For now, #ifdef the mod_auth* stuff to use MD5 on Win32.
>   (Ultimately this will be fixed by the reworked auth API.)
> For the short term this makes Win32 and Unix .htpasswd
> files non-interoperable.  It would be nice to be able to
> add a core directive that allowed the algorithm for a
> particular scope/realm to be specified, but I don't
> see that happening without a significant overhaul of
> this stuff -- which is already slated for 2.0.

I don't think having non-interoperable .htpasswd files is that big
of a deal. I think this makes sense, esp for 1.3.3. :)

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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