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From "Kevin A. McGrail" <>
Subject Re: Apache::AuthDBI mp1 with SHA1 and MD5
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 17:46:05 GMT

>From a thorough glance, it looks good as-is.

My changes are largely contained in and your changes there are 
fairly minimal.  I performed a patch -p0 against your 0.96 and it was 
successful except for the revision number in which you should 
update to 0.96 (or .97 or whatever) anyway.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
To: "Kevin A. McGrail" <>
Cc: <>; "Jason Lamey" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: Apache::AuthDBI mp1 with SHA1 and MD5

> Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>> I have finished patches against  Apache AuthDBI version 0.94 that 
>> definitely work with mod_perl1 to implement sha1 & md5 encryption in 
>> addition to crypt.
>>  I have placed a patch, the original 0.94 and the patched 0.94KAM up for 
>> download at
>>  It uses a fall-back methodology for mixed-encryption environments such 
>> as an upgrade where new users will use SHA1 and old users might use MD5 
>> or crypt. It provides a framework where new encryption methods should be 
>> installable in a matter of minutes by editing one subroutine and adding a 
>> subroutine for the encryption method.  As a point in case, after 
>> implementing SHA1, I then installed MD5 in under 5 minutes.
>>  I tried to handle the coding in a style close to the existing and also 
>> updated the documentation.  There was also an obscure bug where I believe 
>> the salt was not set correctly for people using the alternate userid salt 
>> and caching.
>>  Feedback appreciated especially on where to submit patches for inclusion 
>> into the main release.
>>  regards,
>> KAM
> Any chance you could look at generating a patch set against
> Thanks.
> -- 
> END ---------------------------------------------------------
>    What doesn't kill us, can only make us stronger.
>               Nothing is impossible.
> Philip M. Gollucci ( 301.254.5198
> Consultant /
> Senior Developer / Liquidity Services, Inc.

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