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Re: [vox-tech] password question

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] password question
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@houMAPSseag.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:52:25 -0700
  • References: Pine.LNX.4.21.0010181339410.3165-100000@satan

On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 01:51:46PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> does anyone know of a utility that generates a shadow/md5 type encrypted
> password from plaintext input?

Not exactly what you want, but perl has a crypt() function.

> alternatively, is there a 'passwd' type utility that can be used from within
> a shell script?

htpasswd -- it comes with Apache. It does do MD5.

Henry House
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