> Richard Hodges <rh(at)matriplex(dot)com> writes:
> > The problem is that my Solaris client does not authenticate against
> > my server (7.0.3 built on FreeBSD).
> Indeed, one of the nasty things about the 'crypt' authentication method
> is that it assumes the crypt() library call acts the same on both client
> and server machine. As you've just discovered, that ain't always so.
> There have been plans for some time to supersede our present password
> auth methods with something more secure and portable (probably MD5
> double hashing at both ends). I think Vince V. is working on that,
> but I've not heard anything about it lately. You can read all about it
> in the pghackers mail archives if you care.
I am trying to get it done for 7.2. I have Vince's md5 code. I just
need to plug it into the authentication code.
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