[thelist] Md5 hashing

Guy Bowden guy at holler.co.uk
Tue Nov 25 09:14:55 CST 2003

Yeah. I thought that afterwards - the random number thing on its own would
work - I guess I'll just use the MD5 hash to generate a seemingly more
random code - not really using it for its proper usage, but it will do the



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Subject: Re: [thelist] Md5 hashing

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guy Bowden" <guy at holler.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 3:04 PM

> i.e. I could create a random number for each user, and hash that - 
> store
> hash string in a database along with their details so that when then 
> come
> the form to get their money back I can check the hash along with the 
> same details...


Yes, that should work just fine.  Of course, you don't really need to hash
the number since it's already random.  But it'll work, nonetheless.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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