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Re: password collection issues

From: David Everly <deckrider_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-15 18:25:10 CEST

On 8/15/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> On 8/14/06, David Everly <deckrider@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Karl, thanks for responding.
> >
> > It is looking to us like the issue is in HP-UX getpass(), whose man
> > page indicates that it truncates what is entered to the first 8
> > characters. This is from within apr, whose configure tests could not
> > find getpassphrase, but only getpass.
> >
> > For our purposes, I'm editing the configure script for apr to not
> > check for getpass, so that apr is forced to use its internally
> > provided mechanism.
> >
> > I'm sure there is a better fix for this that what we did, but I'm not
> > sure exactly what that would be.
> Out of curiosity, what version of APR are you using?

httpd-2.2.3 (apr 1.2.7)

> I recall simliar
> problems showing up in the past, and I thought the APR configure
> script had been modified to avoid getpass in that case, but I could be
> wrong. Regardless, the right thing to do is to fix APR to not try and
> use a known-broken getpass implementation.

Makes sense to me.

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