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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: Missing Features of htdigest.c
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:03:48 GMT
On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 08:24:39AM -0400, Geoffrey Young wrote:
> I'll write an htpasswd replacement that will
>   - allow for management of users using Basic or Digest algorithms
>   - allow for varying data stores
>   - allow for varying user algorithms (mixing of Basic and Digest in the
> same store, for example)
>   - support (as best I can) existing options from existing support files
>   - whatever else it ought to do
> it will, of course, be in perl - if people are really just shell'ing out to
> a binary from a CGI then there's no real reason it _needs_ to be in C.  at
> least that I can see :)

The reason the tool should continue to be in C if it's doing database 
manipulation is to ensure that it uses exactly the same database 
libraries that httpd does.  Doing it in Perl can't ensure that (hence 
htdbm to replace dbmmanage).



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