On Sat, 4 Aug 2001, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Richard Hodges <rh(at)matriplex(dot)com> writes:
> > > The problem is that my Solaris client does not authenticate against
> > > my server (7.0.3 built on FreeBSD).
> > Indeed, one of the nasty things about the 'crypt' authentication method
> > is that it assumes the crypt() library call acts the same on both client
> > and server machine. As you've just discovered, that ain't always so.
> > There have been plans for some time to supersede our present password
> > auth methods with something more secure and portable (probably MD5
> > double hashing at both ends). I think Vince V. is working on that,
> > but I've not heard anything about it lately. You can read all about it
> > in the pghackers mail archives if you care.
> I am trying to get it done for 7.2. I have Vince's md5 code. I just
> need to plug it into the authentication code.
Thanks for the info, Tom and Bruce. I'll just have to use cleartext
passwords in the meantime :-( Yuck.
All the best,
Richard Hodges | Matriplex, inc.
Product Manager | 769 Basque Way
rh(at)matriplex(dot)com | Carson City, NV 89706
775-886-6477 | www.matriplex.com
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