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From "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
Subject Re: Apache::AuthDBI mp1 with SHA1 and MD5
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 17:32:00 GMT
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,

Any chance you could look at generating a patch set against


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               Nothing is impossible.
Philip M. Gollucci ( 301.254.5198
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Senior Developer / Liquidity Services, Inc.

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