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Re: Re: Re: MD5?

by mdillon (Priest)
on Sep 17, 2002 at 20:13 UTC ( #198623=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: MD5?
in thread How to use MD5?

This sets the password to the hex-encoded MD5 digest of the password (which eventually gets encoded using some variant of crypt before making it into your /etc/passwd). So it would "work", except that instead of typing the actual password at the prompt, you'd need to type in the MD5 hash. I doubt this is what you want.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: MD5?
by pmme (Initiate) on Sep 17, 2002 at 20:16 UTC
    not realy, so how would i get round this?
      That depends on how you're using the password. Are you trying to encrypt the password in Perl and then include it in a command line? If so, what is that command line? Specifically, are you going to be sticking the crypted password into a passwd file directly, using Perl, or are you using some other utility (like adduser or htpasswd) to modify the passwd file? What is the actual problem you're aiming to solve?

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[marto]: good morning all, TCIF
[Corion]: Hi marto! Indeed, Crunchy be thanked!
choroba had a Christams party at work yesterday. Slow morning today...
[Corion]: I guess I should not read some discussions on HackerNews - the crowd there is weirdly different - "you have to stay current in tech" (by following all the latest JS trends) is a meme there, but it doesn't really match my experience
[Corion]: At least in my area, experience can beat most new tech anyway because most new tech is just a rehash of things abandoned in the 70s and we still have a lot of that ;)
[Corion]: choroba: Ah, that will be next Friday for $work ;) Drinking enough water is key ;))
[Corion]: But then, maybe that's just my experience with things, and maybe Hacker News is just people much younger who haven't seen more than one tech cycle...
[choroba]: s/water/bear/ and s/enough/too much/
[choroba]: beer
[choroba]: oh ok

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