[mod_python] Re: Bad penny returns

Chad Whitacre chad at zetaweb.com
Sat Dec 18 13:58:16 EST 2004


> It does *not* manipulate  Unix passwd files. For that, you can run a 
> daemon like poppassd (or write one, if you're up to it) and create a web 
> frontend for it.

By "Unix passwd(5) files" I meant files in passwd(5) format, not files 
used by passwd(1). The poppassd suggestion makes me think you were 
conflating the two, perhaps?

However, I was also imprecise (sorry). Htpasswd's file format appears to 
be derived from passwd(5), but it only includes the first two fields, 
and afaict all fields in passwd(5) files are required.

> Although security for the htpasswd is important, security for a frontend 
> to passwd is critical.

True dat! Not touching passwd(1).

> I wouldn't use a newbie's first effort for a million zillion 
> dollars/euros/GHz/Kbs. :)

Well obviously not without review. :-p


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