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On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 11:59:19AM +0100, Peter Mount wrote:
> Thats why I said its for the future :-)
> I always use crypt if it's going outside the server, so some form of
> encrypted transport is required. Anyhow, the main reason I mentioned
> PAM, is that not every platform would have a password file (NT for
> example, although you can configure one in cygwin).
> Peter Mount
> Enterprise Support
> Maidstone Borough Council
> Any views stated are my own, and not those of Maidstone Borough Council.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hannu Krosing [mailto:hannu(at)tm(dot)ee]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 10:47 AM
> To: Peter Mount
> Cc: 'Henk van Lingen'; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] ODBC and crypted passwords
> Peter Mount wrote:
> > One thing that may be useful, is not to check against the unix
> > file, but to use PAM. That way, you could even authenticate against
> > dreadded NT accounts, unix password file, dbm file etc...
> > Anyhow, this is something to think about for the future ;-)
> IMHO this defeats the purpose of crypt - not to send plaintext passwords
> over the net.
> OTOH, it could be done over a secure (SSL/TLS) channel of course.
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