MD5digest hash in hex

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Tue Jul 13 09:35:45 CDT 2004


At 07:12 13/07/2004 -0700, kee nethery wrote:

>I'm trying to duplicate an MD5 hash that gets created by this Perl code:
>
>Perl output samples for various values of $the_string:
>
>"just a test" => 25c674ceb1d7e145c01011d697c6e52f
>
>When I run this with these strings I get the following values of theHexMd5Hash
>
>"just a test" => 526c47ec1b7d1e540c01116d796c5ef2


>Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

You're getting the two hex digits in each byte in the wrong order.
Instead of
     put binaryDecode("h*", thisBinaryMd5Hash, theHexMd5Hash) into keeTemp
you need
    put binaryDecode("H*", thisBinaryMd5Hash, theHexMd5Hash) into keeTemp
(i.e. upper-case H* )

-- Alex.
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