[sane-devel] 39ceeae6 breaks md5 auth

James Ring sjr at jdns.org
Tue Jan 2 17:57:50 UTC 2018

Hi Olaf,

I was trying to find out why authentication to a local test device
does not work with my frontend on Ubuntu 17.10.

$ scanimage -d net:localhost:test
scanimage: open of device net:localhost:test failed: Access to
resource has been denied

Both saned.users and $HOME/.sane/sane.pass contain the following line:


I tried building sane 1.0.27 from source and could reproduce the
error. 1.0.24 built from source did not show the issue. Bisecting
reveals that the culprit is


Reverting that commit restores the functionality. I haven't figured
out what the problem is from a cursory inspection of the code, I'll
continue staring at it.


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