[Twisted-Python] Authentication with Perspective Broker and hashed password file

Tommi Virtanen tv at twistedmatrix.com
Sun Feb 13 07:35:00 EST 2005

Dave Cook wrote:
> Once I understand things better I may do that.  Sorry for my
> obtuseness, but I still don't understand why comparing against a hash
> interferes with the way PB does things.  I guess I also need to do
> some background reading on authentication mechanisms, though the
> twisted docs don't give many details, and google isn't being helpful
> right now.

The PB default authentication method is pretty much equivalent to
CRAM-MD5, and the whole subject area has nothing to do with PB, Twisted
or Python. Read up on e.g. CRAM-MD5.

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