[JDEV] Plain, Digest, and Zero K authentication
jens at mooseyard.com
Thu Apr 19 12:47:01 CDT 2001
On Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 03:48 PM, Matt Diez wrote:
> Can anyone point out to me the advantages of a plantext or digest-based
> password authentication scheme?
Yes. They're easier for the client and server to implement. That's about
the only advantage.
(My client started out using plaintext; it took me a few hours to get
digest working, mostly because I had to read the man pages for OS X's
hashing APIs and because I didn't realize that "SHA-1" and "SHA" are not
the same thing.)
By the way, could you get your mailer to stop hardcoding <font size=2>
on your messages? That makes the text really tiny and hard to read.
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