On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 02:18:49PM +0200, Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I ran into a problem last night that I was able to solve, but generated a
> I have this hosting provider (uses Debian OS) on which I can't use htpasswd
> to generate user and password to protect a single file.
Probably was not in your path. You may have to find out where it
is and add that directory to your path or use the full pathname when
> To have this done I solved it as follows: did a htpasswd on my own server
> (FreeBSD 7) and simply copied the file with the user:password (scrambled) to
> my home directory I have with this hosting provider and referred in the
> .htaccess to it. And now comes the fun stuff: it worked without probs.
> So the algorithm that is used on FreeBSD to scramble a user password is the
> same as it is used by Debian? Isn't that a security gap?
That is something done by Apache and is common to all implementations
unless you change it. I never looked, but I think it uses one of
the commonly use encryption algorithms, maybe even the same one
used for regular passwords.
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