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Re: heh heh.

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2002-02-14 21:57:34 CET

On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 02:53:25PM -0600, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> I just realized that our Basic authentication scheme used with
> Subversion is only sensitive to the first 8 characters of your
> password. I figure this is because it's just crypt() under the hood.
> But it sure caught me off guard when I knew I'd typed the wrong
> password and yet the commit succeeded. :-)

Isn't that actually part of mod_auth or something (I'm not sure which
scheme your're using)?

The auth can be made to use more, simply by using an md5 hash instead
(-m option to htpasswd).

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