R8 mod_auth re-organisation

Sean Hinde Sean.Hinde@REDACTED
Thu Jun 20 17:53:42 CEST 2002

There is always the erlang:md5/1 BIF - no need to use crypto at all to just
get md5


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Lang [mailto:matthias@REDACTED]
> Sent: 20 June 2002 15:59
> To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: R8 mod_auth re-organisation
> Hi,
> I just noticed that basic authentication in the INETs http server
> doesn't work if you compile erlang without openSSL. This worked in R7.
> Looking at mod_auth.erl, it appears to have undergone a total
> rewrite. It now stores md5 hashes of passwords instead of the
> passwords themselves, even when using plain, cleartext password
> files. This is probably a feature.
> I can only think of two ways to avoid this
>   1. build erlang with openSSL
>   2. modify mod_auth
> I did the latter. Is there a another way?
> My hack is attached, in case it's of use to anyone else. 
> Matthias

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