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Re: [INTERFACES] M$oft Win95, ODBC and 'crypt-ed' Passwords

From: Paul Roberts <paul(dot)roberts(at)trinity-bris(dot)ac(dot)uk>
To: Byron Nikolaidis <byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] M$oft Win95, ODBC and 'crypt-ed' Passwords
Date: 1998-06-08 07:35:31
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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
> authentication.
> 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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