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natalieG

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Is there a maximum length  for the  cyphertext  returned by crypt?.  we are using  it to
encrypt passwords that are at most 10 digits long with a six digit seed.
We need to set the  column length in mySQL.
Thanks,

Jennifer

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Why not use the md5 formatt to encrypt passwords?

md5($_POST['password'])

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[quote author=xyn link=topic=99539.msg392027#msg392027 date=1152118188]
Why not use the md5 formatt to encrypt passwords?

md5($_POST['password'])
[/quote]
Do md5($_POST['password']) and split it as per your string length count.... with ...
split($md5_output,$req_length);

Thank you,
Karthi Keyan.

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[quote author=karthikeyan_coder link=topic=99539.msg392035#msg392035 date=1152119164]
[quote author=xyn link=topic=99539.msg392027#msg392027 date=1152118188]
Why not use the md5 formatt to encrypt passwords?

md5($_POST['password'])
[/quote]
Do md5($_POST['password']) and split it as per your string length count.... with ...
split($md5_output,$req_length);

Thank you,
Karthi Keyan.

[/quote]

that wouldn't be accurate...because an MD5 hash value can differ by just one character so if you have two similar MD5 values and you trim it, and if the single character that distinguishes them was trimmed, the two values would be identical.

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