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From "Life is hard, and then you die" <ron...@innovation.ch>
Subject Re: location of md5, sha1, base64, and validate_password
Date Tue, 09 May 2000 04:17:55 GMT
On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 02:40:01PM -0700, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Mon, 8 May 2000, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > To quote from my FreeBSD manual pages:
> > 
> > MD5(3)                 FreeBSD Library Functions Manual                
> > MD5(3)
> > 
> > NAME
> >      MD5Init, MD5Update, MD5Final, MD5End, MD5File, MD5Data - calculate
> > the
> >      RSA Data Security, Inc., ``MD5'' message digest
> > 
[snip]
> That said: -1 on using OS-provided MD5 functions. That will increase
> config and code complexity with very little benefit (we save some bytes of
> code on a couple platforms). In other words, we'd complicate the system
> for all platforms to save bytes on a small few. Not worth it.

Agreed. There's no point in trying to support the OS version on those
OS's that have it (most don't). Let's just stick with our versions.


  Cheers,

  Ronald


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