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From Rasmus Lerdorf <>
Subject Re: Drop md5 from htpasswd docs please
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2002 18:04:32 GMT
Well, we don't need a whole lot of help to implment apache_md5 in PHP.  I
don't think I'd call it that though.  As far as I am concerned there is no
such thing as modified md5.  It is either md5 or it isn't.


On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, David Ford 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($string, ..., HASH_NORM|HASH_BSD), it'd be very nice
> if the latter was accepted, I'm sure in the future there will be at
> least one more implementation of md5 to cope with.
> Thanks for listening,
> David
> Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> >I am getting rather tired of answering questions on this one.  Could we
> >please drop this crap about htpasswd using md5.  A modified md5 is no
> >longer md5, so let's not call it md5 at all.  Over and over again people
> >ask me why md5($string) doesn't match what is in htpasswd-generated
> >password files.
> >
> >-Rasmus
> >

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