On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 12:11:46 +0400,
  "Victor B. Wagner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> It contains !MD5 element, because MD5 digest algorithm was broken about
> year ago, and PostgreSQL expected to work with versions of OpenSSL which
> still consider it strong.

MD5 wasn't completely broken and I believe it is still considered safe
for the way it is used in SSL. It looks like SHA-1 is pretty much in the
same boat now. (See http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/77244)

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