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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Re: mysql apache md5
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:52:51 GMT
From the peanut gallery:

Oh dear.

The password encryption is called "MD5 based crypt" (as opposed to the DES 
based crypt used in the early days by various systems). "MD5 based crypt" 
is now standard with modern systems. There's nothing Apache-special about 
the algorithm. We just use a different init string here: $apr1$ instead of 
$1$ to avoid hash matches with the system password database 
(like /etc/shadow).

The only way to mistake it with plain MD5 hashing is being sloppy with 
wording.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypt_%28Unix%29

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