I believe that the US export restrictions have been lifted.
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net> writes:
> >>>> Is there something which makes a 'crypt' implementation hard?
> >> I imagine the problem is that he doesn't want to depend on the 'crypt'
> >> library, which is standard on Unixen but not (AFAIK) on Windows.
> >> Otherwise it'd be easy to transpose libpq's code into the odbc driver.
> >> (OTOH, I believe there are ports of libpq for Windows, so
> >> maybe crypt() is available there? Anyone know?)
> > Actually, the crypt()ed authentication is not supported on libpq for Win32.
> > I meant to do this, but I had completely forgotten...
> Hmm. Can we find a freely-distributable version of libcrypt anywhere?
> (Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not entirely sure that crypt()
> implements exactly the same transformation on every Unix platform.
> It may be that you have to have a version of crypt() that matches the
> one on your server's platform. That would be a pain in the neck ...
> but if we did find an open-source libcrypt, maybe we could standardize
> on using it in preference to vendor crypts...)
> regards, tom lane
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