At 04:54 AM 10/4/2002 -0600, Peter Janett wrote:
>You can just put the username and password in the MySQL database as normal
>text, then build your applications that are reading them to check the
>passwords with the UNIX Crypt function.

Basically that is what I am trying to do.  I just converted a BSDI passwd 
file to Linux
to move the users to a new server.  Now I want to move the user accounts to 
table that Postfix, Radius and Apache/PHP can share to authenticate the users.

>In other words, just as your passwords are stored in a plain text file,
>store them in plain text in the db.  Then to confirm them, take the first 2
>characters of the crypted password, use them as the salt to crypt the
>password the user entered, and compare the results.  If that are the same,
>they entered a valid password.

So this would validate the user?  What about if the user wants to change 
their password?
In PHP can I crypt backwards and still be compatible with the Linux passwd 
file?  I am
trying to avoid manually typing in over 5,000 usernames and passwords.


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