fche(at)redhat(dot)com (Frank Ch. Eigler) writes:
> tgl wrote:
> : What this discussion seems to come down to is whether we should take a
> : backward step in one area of security (security against wire-sniffing)
> : to take a forward step in another (not storing plaintext passwords).
> It seems to me that the two issues are orthogonal.
In the abstract yes, but not when you have a constraint that you can't
change the protocol or the client-side code. Remember we are talking
about a backwards-compatibility mode.
regards, tom lane
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