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From "Jannetta S Steyn" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htpasswd problems
Date Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:18:12 GMT
Hi Steve

> It doesn't matter what gets stored as long as the
> decrypted value matches the password.

This part of what you said puzzles me. Why would you want to decrypt the password and
isn't the point of md5 and DES that you don't decrypt the password. Usually the
passwords are compared in their encrypted form. That's the whole idea of a message
digest isn't it to get a unique signature for a message and to make it near impossible
to retrieve the message from the signature again.


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