A fellow named Nikolay Bachiyski has patched mod_auth_mysql to support phpass.
This allows folks to do interesting things like authenticate using existing user databases within popular CMS software and forums such as WordPress, Drupal, Vanilla Forums and PivotX
Here's are a couple of examples:
I was able to get something similar working fairly easily under CentOS.
It got me to wondering what's involved in building phpass support into mod_auth_mysql core?
Sorry, we will not be expanding mod_auth_mysql to support phpass. If you want to add it yourself, fine - but the module will not be supported.
Could you explain us the rationale behind your opposition please ?
There are more and more CMS/php applications using phpass and the usefulness of mod-auth-mysql is still here.
In this case patches are also provided so why refusing these contributions ?