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Re: ODBC and crypted passwords

From: Stephen Davies <scldad(at)sdc(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Henk van Lingen <henkvl(at)cs(dot)uu(dot)nl>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org, Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
Subject: Re: ODBC and crypted passwords
Date: 2000-04-09 22:57:47
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I believe that the US export restrictions have been lifted.

Stephen Davies.

Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>  wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net> writes:
> >>>> Is there something which makes a 'crypt' implementation hard?
> >> 
> >> I imagine the problem is that he doesn't want to depend on the 'crypt'
> >> library, which is standard on Unixen but not (AFAIK) on Windows.
> >> Otherwise it'd be easy to transpose libpq's code into the odbc driver.
> >> (OTOH, I believe there are ports of libpq for Windows, so 
> >> maybe crypt() is available there?  Anyone know?)
> > Actually, the crypt()ed authentication is not supported on libpq for Win32.
> > I meant to do this, but I had completely forgotten... 
> Hmm.  Can we find a freely-distributable version of libcrypt anywhere?
> (Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not entirely sure that crypt()
> implements exactly the same transformation on every Unix platform.
> It may be that you have to have a version of crypt() that matches the
> one on your server's platform.  That would be a pain in the neck ...
> but if we did find an open-source libcrypt, maybe we could standardize
> on using it in preference to vendor crypts...)
> 			regards, tom lane

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