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Re: Re: Proposal for encrypting pg_shadow passwords

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Proposal for encrypting pg_shadow passwords
Date: 2001-08-16 17:11:00
Message-ID: 200108161711.f7GHB0x05357@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> > I don't follow this argument.  You added a config option that toggles
> > whether to use the old crypt(3) method or the new md5 method.
> 
> ?? If the config option works like that, I think it's wrong.  There
> shouldn't *be* a config option, unless it's one that turns off MD5
> because the platform hasn't got int64 support.  An MD5-enabled server
> or client must still be able to do crypt too, in order to speak to
> older clients or servers.

Sorry, when I said config, I meant pg_hba.conf.  Was that unclear?

Also, I will replace md5.c with pgcrypto/md5.c.

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