[Mailman-Users] checksums

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 25 17:26:51 CEST 2008

Melinda Gilmore wrote:

>I trying to find out if mailman uses the md5 checksum or this has to be set
>up with the installation.  Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.  I
>have not been able to find it so far.  

I'm not sure what you're asking, but old versions of Mailman used to
use 'crypt' or 'md5' to encrypt list admin and moderator passwords and
site and list creator passwords, but it currently uses 'sha'. It will
still try 'crypt' and 'md5' on the supplied password if 'sha' doesn't
match, and if it gets a 'crypt' or 'md5' match, it will migrate the
encrypted password to 'sha'.

In order to compute 'crypt', 'md5' and 'sha' checksums, it uses the
builtin Python modules.

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