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Re: Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jim Mercer <jim(at)reptiles(dot)org>, Lincoln Yeoh <lyeoh(at)pop(dot)jaring(dot)my>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords
Date: 2001-06-26 23:17:21
Message-ID: 200106262317.f5QNHLh03898@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > The only reason to add double-crypt is so we can continue to use
> > /etc/passwd entries on systems that use crypt() in /etc/passwd.
> 
> On the sites that are most likely to utilize that (because they have a lot
> of users) it won't work (because they use NIS).  There are better ways to
> do that (e.g., PAM).
> 
> Also, see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#passwdauth

Thanks.  That was a nice description.  Seems no one is worried about
losing /etc/passwd capability so I will not worry about doing
double-crypt and concentrate on md5.  I just didn't want to remove
functionality before warning people.

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