Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 1.7
The Sun Java APIs lack a function for the classical Unix crypt(3) hash that was used in e.g. /etc/passwd or Apache htpasswd and is still widely used dispite the availablitity of better algorithms like MD5 or SHA.
Apart from me cursing Sun for producing monster crypto APIs but missing the little things that one really needs, there are already several Apache projects
that implemented UnixCrypt for their own:
and maybe others