On Friday, October 25, 2002 at 10:02:53 PM Jason wrote:
> On Friday, October 11, 2002 at 10:38:04 AM Peter wrote:
>> ENCRYPT("<PASSWORD>",CONCAT("$1$",SUBSTRING(MD5("<PASSWORD>"), \
> It appears that passing RAND() with no arguments to the pw_passwd field
> breaks mysql replication.
1.) Anybody who can verify this? I don't run vpopmail on MySQL for
myself, so I can'T tell anything about this replication stuff.
2.) Jason: are you sure you used and understood the SQL command
correctly? You should _NOT_ pass the value of RAND(), nor the
value of RAND()*10 to "pw_passwd" field.
The RAND() function is _ONLY_ used to pick a (more or less) random
substring (for creating the salt).
Therefor RAND() must be called w/o arguments, else it will produce
the same value over and over again. (BTW: I've never seen the sense
in a rand() function that produces the same value again and again,
anybody who can explain the deeper thought behind this idea?)