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Re: Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: fche(at)redhat(dot)com (Frank Ch(dot) Eigler)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: Encrypting pg_shadow passwords
Date: 2001-06-27 15:07:38
Message-ID: 8312.993654458@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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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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