I don't remember exactly, but there is a function in mysql SQL that allows you to create a unix compatible MD5 password from the clear text.
>From mysql documentation: ENCRYPT(str[,salt]) Encrypt str using the Unix crypt() system call. The salt argument should be a string with two characters. (As of MySQL Version 3.22.16, salt may be longer than two characters.) mysql> SELECT ENCRYPT("hello"); -> 'VxuFAJXVARROc' On Tuesday 28 October 2003 10:36 am, Oliver Etzel - GoodnGo.COM \(R\) wrote: > Hello Peter, hello all, > > you wrote, that passwords are stored by vpopmail in a sql database by > "..It's system crypt(3) function.." > > How can I generate it by a linux commandline? > > Oliver > > > Hello Jacob, > > > > On Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 3:43:41 AM you wrote (at least in > > > > part): > > >> what style of encryption does vpopmail implement on the passwords > > that it > > > >> stores in the sql db? > > > > > > The same it uses for .cdb files. Read the archive . > > > > > > http://bluedot.net/mail/archive/list.php?f=2 > > > > > >> ITS MD5 by default > > > > What "ITS MD5"??? It's system crypt(3) function by default. > > And this one uses a MD5-based algorithm instead of "simple" DES if > > available and indicated by the chosen salt. > > > > But all this /is written down in the lists archive/. Guess why I > > advised to read it ... > > -- > > Best regards > > Peter Palmreuther > > > > Virginity is curable if detected early.