[Mailman-Users] Next: newlist admin passwords not working?
Christopher P. Lindsey
lindsey at mallorn.com
Tue Feb 20 09:49:30 CET 2001
> I ran into some problems a while back where the Web server didn't have
> the Python crypt module installed, but the mail server did. The upshot
> was that Mailman used crypt() to create passwords on the mail server,
> but then couldn't authenticate against them on the Web server. :)
Actually, that's not quite right. Sorry. :) But it might still be
The problem that I had was that both servers were running RedHat 4.2, which
had python sans the crypt module. Even though USE_CRYPT was set to 1 in
mm_cfg.py, it wouldn't work since the module wasn't there.
Once I upgraded one of the servers to RedHat 6.2 (which did have the
crypt module) Mailman started trying to use crypt() against passwords
that had previously been generated without (because USE_CRYPT was set).
Changing USE_CRYPT to 0 solved the problem (and I personally feel that
this should be the default given the problems that this can cause).
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