Bruce Badger wrote:
> Where can I read up on the encoding of the String in the PasswordPacket
> required when I get an AuthenticationMD5Password message from the backend?
Read the source code. :-)
> I've looked at some code that implements the encoding, but reading the
> specification (the intent) would be most useful.
That string is encoded twice, once with the username string, and another
time with the random salt sent from the server.
> One question in particular springs to mind: can usernames and passwords
> be made up of multi-byte characters, and how does this affect the MD5
It should be fine, I think. The encoding is just a string if bytes to
MD5, and there is no encoding conversion done as part of that transfer.
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