migrating users

Jean-Baptiste Quenot jb.quenot at caraldi.com
Fri Nov 28 05:56:10 PST 2003

* Rob Evers:

> I'm going to move  move my sendmail server to a  new machine.  The new
> machine will use  postfix and virtual users, now what  I cant't figure
> out is  how to migrate the  users (and keep the  old passwords).  Does
> anyone know  of a procedure  to extract  plain text passwords  for all
> users ?

Generally speaking,  there is  no way  to retrieve  clear-text passwords
from the database, because passwords  are encrypted with a one-way hash.
Hoewever, you  can try to  copy the  encrypted password as-is.   The new
virtual users database could recognize it, depending on what you use.

Best regards,
Jean-Baptiste Quenot
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