At 11:57 PM -0800 01-10-2000, dissonant wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Jason Saunders wrote:
>> I'm using the C API, so I could just as easily use the encrypt system
>> call, rather than use the SQL function which calls the same system call.
>> The question is whether the function is executed in the client or on the
>> server, which would make a difference over an insecure link.
>> It would be nice if the PASSWORD() SQL function was faster than the
>> encrypt system call.
>Lest this thread die prematurely, I'm also deathly curious as to whether
>the ENCRYPT() SQL function is faster than the system call...since, right
>now I'm using the crypt() system call as well, and for those inclined to
>give irrelevant but info-stuffed answers, what I'm doing isn't important
>enough to me to bother using MD5. Thanks,
According to the manual, ENCRYPT() is implemented using the crypt()
system call, so it's doubtful that there is much performance difference.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped