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Re: authenticate via cgi-bin

by strredwolf (Chaplain)
on Jan 07, 2003 at 23:19 UTC ( #225107=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to authenticate via cgi-bin

Hmmm.... intresting question. However, didn't you think of a more direct solution, such as "Reading /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow, pharsing it, and whatnot?" Having a daemon copy /etc/shadow over so that's it's readable by Apache's user is also a better, simpler idea which goes well with it, and I think Perl's "crypt" has some code you can use to verify that a password is legit or not.


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