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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: location of md5, sha1, base64, and validate_password
Date Mon, 08 May 2000 16:04:03 GMT
Greg Stein wrote:
> Nobody is talking about ap.lib. These things could just as well go into
> ApacheCore.dll (and should, IMO). And yes, ap.lib should die and that
> stuff would just go into src/main.
> Ronald points out that the md5/sha1/base64 functions have no more
> system-specific code in them (they layer on top of APR). Therefore, they
> don't need to go into APR.
> This question goes back to whether APR is to enhance portability, or if it
> is a catch-all kitchen sink of useful functionality. (and by my phrasing,
> you should be able to tell which I prefer... :-)

To quote from my FreeBSD manual pages:

MD5(3)                 FreeBSD Library Functions Manual                

     MD5Init, MD5Update, MD5Final, MD5End, MD5File, MD5Data - calculate
     RSA Data Security, Inc., ``MD5'' message digest

So ... does every platform support MD5 in a native library?




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