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Re: [vox-tech] password question

On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 02:45:55PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> looked at this - no good.   it appears to only do DES encoded passwords.  i
> don't see md5 support.

You might also check how Debian's adduser utility does it. It is written in

> > htpasswd -- it comes with Apache. It does do MD5.
> doesn't work.  the output is:
>       newUser   :$apr1$mDX6A/..$FchSG1akOnVqQvVW99m4j0
> compare that with what's in my shadow file:
>       lugod     :$1$dj333333333333333333333333333Y0
>       rhonda    :$1$gZ333333333333333333333333333l/
>       wellspring:$1$2D333333333333333333333333333Y/

Yes, it seems that I was wrong about htpaswd. From the manpage:

              Use Apache's modified MD5 algorithm for  passwords.
              Passwords  encrypted with this algorithm are trans­
              portable to any platform (Windows, Unix,  BeOS,  et
              cetera)  running Apache 1.3.9 or later.  On Windows
              and TPF, this flag is the default.

'Modified' evidently means 'nonstandard and incompatible' then. Bleah indeed.

Henry House
OpenPGP key available from http://hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc

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