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Re: crypt auth

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: crypt auth
Date: 2008-10-27 11:11:26
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I notice our docs have:
>     If you are at all concerned about password
>     <quote>sniffing</> attacks then <literal>md5</> is preferred, with
>     <literal>crypt</> to be used only if you must support pre-7.2
>     clients. Plain <literal>password</> should be avoided especially for
> At what point do we just remove the support and say that people need to
> upgrade their clients? Sure, it's up to ppl not to configure it that
> way, but security-wise it's a foot-gun that I think is completely
> unnecessary.

Here's a patch that does this. Will apply unless there are objections.


Attachment: cryptauth.patch
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