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Re: (ITS#4997) lmpasswd support using gcrypt

On Jun 2, 2007, at 6:31 AM, rra@stanford.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Russ Allbery
> Version: 2.4 (HEAD)
> OS: Debian
> URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=245341
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Now that 2.4 has native GnuTLS support, the patch that's been  
> sitting around in
> Debian bug #245341 becomes potentially interesting (see the  
> associated URL).
> This is a request to support LAN Manager password hashes when  
> OpenLDAP is built
> with GnuTLS instead of OpenSSL, thus requiring using libgcrypt to  
> do the DES
> work instead of OpenSSL's DES library.
> The patch in that bug almost certainly isn't okay in its current form,

Note that 3rd party contributions are generally not acceptable (for  
IPR reasons).
That is, we generally require the author(s) of the patch to  
contribute the patch.
If you think this patch is useful, you might suggest to its authors  
that they
contribute it to the Project.  In doing so, it's good to provide a  
link to our
contributing guidelines, http://www.openldap.org/devel/ 

> but I
> wanted to get the ITS filed for this feature request so that  
> there's a record in
> the database and just in case someone else feels inspired to bring  
> the patch up
> to date and clean it up.  (Unlikely, I know.)  Otherwise, I will  
> probably clean
> this patch up for further submission at some point near the 2.4  
> release (on
> which side of it, I'm not sure).

Without involvement from the authors of this patch, it's better to  
rewrite the feature from scratch.

-- Kurt