Byron Nikolaidis wrote:
> Paul Roberts wrote:
> > ODBC is working fine. However, I'm none-too-keen on routinely sending
> > unencrypted passwords over the Internet link between the different sites
> > at the moment of connection.
> > It also offers crypt / decrypt, which UN&X/Linux could offer, but is
> > there a M$ en-crypting solution?
> Currently, the odbc driver can't handle the encrypting passwords option of
> When the request comes back from postgres to encrypt the password with the
> "salt", the driver will just error out, saying that authentication type is
> not supported. Same for kerberos 4/5 authentication.
> I hope to add encrypted passwords someday.
> I noticed the jdbc driver has some encryption algorithm built in. Can
> someone please elaborate on that, like where did you get it, or did you
> write it, etc??
OK, that's fine. I gather what you have in mind is that the driver would do
the crypting - neat!
BTW the driver is great! As a complete newbie in both postgreSQL and ODBC
terms, I got it up with no pain. (The only glitch was needing to run
postmaster with -i, which subsequently looking at this list seems to be an old
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