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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: [REWRITE] htpasswd.c
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2001 20:27:51 GMT
Hi Mladen.

There is another problem at the moment,
auth_dbm doesn't need to use apr_dbm to store it's
password DB.  (I don't even think that it is the default)

Mladen Turk wrote:

> Hi,
> Here is my humble attempt to rewrite the htpasswd util.
> It has integrated support to manage either flat-files or apr_dbm based user
> databases.
> Now, there has been some thoughts to make two utils. The standard htpasswd
> that deals with flat-file databases and the dbm powered one.
> This util supports both, but it can be broken in two utils if that's what we
> need.
> The other thing is that this util breaks the command line options from
> previous Apache1 version. The reason for that is the usage of apr_getopt
> instead of custom command line parser from original htpasswd. If we need to
> keep the original command line options that can be easily done.
> I've tried to write the util as much independent from the stand-alone
> application as I could. The reason for that is to enable some parts of code
> to get into de apr core itself. IMHO if we have a mechanism for password
> validation, then we should have the management code too.
> I've tested the code on WIN32 and RH-7.1 platforms only, so I'll appreciate
> comments from other platforms.
> MT.

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