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From Joe Orton <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Authentication on Solaris fails when password > 8 chars and using MD5 encoded passwords (or digest)
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:41:41 GMT
On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 12:24:06PM +0200, wrote:
> When replacing getpass() with getpassphrase() on Solaris (does the same but
> with passwords up to 256 chars) all works fine but this is not a portable
> solution I guess.
> Another option would be truncating the password that the client had send to
> 8 chars before validating (but many people like longer passwords for their
> better strength)
> Any thoughts for a portable fix?

2.0.x (really, APR) will use getpassphrase() if available.



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