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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htpasswd questions
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:21:58 GMT
On 10/25/07, <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got some questions about htpasswd. From the man page:

> -Anonymous

Why anonymous? Are you up to no good?

Anyway, this is all public information. The password formats are
described in detail here:

The defaults are different on different platforms for backward-compat
reasons. crytp was the long-time standard, and therefore used by
default on all unix platforms to allow backward compatibility. But
crypt isn't (or at least wasn't at the time) available by default on
windows, so another format was used.


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