[Mailman-Users] Lost list admin password

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Sep 25 18:42:49 CEST 2005

Bill Moseley wrote:
>Is there a way for list admins to get the *list* password sent to
>them?  That is, if they forget the list's password (not their password)
>can they have mailman send it to them?

No. The member's passwords are stored as plain text. The list passwords
(admin and moderator) are stored as a more secure, irreversible hash.

>Any reason why admins are not managed along with all the other list
>members?  And just have an additional role for "admin"?

In addition to the fact that the admin passwords are stored in a more
secure way because the consequences of compromise are more serious,
there is no requirement that the list admin(s) be a list member.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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