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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Drop md5 from htpasswd docs please
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2002 18:25:16 GMT
See the CPAN Perl module;

search for Crypt-PasswdMD5

It has a supported 'apachified' passwd variant.


At 12:11 PM 4/1/2002, you wrote:
>Is it possible for whomever knows best to provide code or help to the PHP 
>group and make a PHP <bsd|apache>_md5() function?  Or adapt the current 
>PHP function w/ an additional attribute to select which type of hash to 
>use?  md5($string, ..., HASH_NORM|HASH_BSD), it'd be very nice if the 
>latter was accepted, I'm sure in the future there will be at least one 
>more implementation of md5 to cope with.
>Thanks for listening,
>Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
>>I am getting rather tired of answering questions on this one.  Could we
>>please drop this crap about htpasswd using md5.  A modified md5 is no
>>longer md5, so let's not call it md5 at all.  Over and over again people
>>ask me why md5($string) doesn't match what is in htpasswd-generated
>>password files.

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