Re: Encrypted Passwords

From: Graham Toal <>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 10:59:41 -0500 (CDT)

> How do I get squid to implement encrypted passwords. It will take
> plain text passwords, but not encypted ones. Is there a special
> encryption program or what?

There is, but the easy way is just to take your /etc/passwd file,
and edit everythging out after the encrypted password from the
second ":" onwards, eg


At least that's how it worked for NCSA/Netscape/Apache last time I had
to do it. I suspect squid is the same. Of course you use real usernames
with real passwords this way; you need the program (htpasswd?) if you
don't want to take the risk of using real passwords or you use non-reusable
passwords for logins.

Received on Fri Apr 18 1997 - 09:19:55 MDT

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