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I actually don’t know the answer to this one. I know that there are Windows
implementations of DB files, so I don’t know of any particular reason for it
not to work. But I’ve never tried it myself. I’d love to hear from one of you
telling me that you have it working on Windows, and telling me what you did to
get it working.


mod_auth_db allows you to keep your users, passwords, and
groups, in DB files rather than text files. You get all the usual benefits of
using a database rather than a text file–faster access and better data
reliability, and consequently, you can have larger user lists than you could
support with a text file of users.

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