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From Patrick Harlin <>
Subject [users@httpd] DBM convertion fron Netscape Enterprise server to Apache....
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2002 07:36:26 GMT

I got an old DBM file on a Netscape Enterprice Server, now I would like to 
move all the users and passwords stored in the DBM file. I would like to move 
the data into an apache 1.3.27 server. But there seems to be some compability 
problems between the DBM format on these platforms (se section from apache 
documentation below):

Important compatibility note: The implementation of "dbmopen" in the apache 
modules reads the string length of the hashed values from the DBM data 
structures, rather than relying upon the string
being NULL-appended. Some applications, such as the Netscape web server, rely 
upon the string being NULL-appended, so if you are having trouble using DBM 
files interchangeably between
applications this may be a part of the problem.

Has anyone a solution on how to easily move the user info between the 
platforms ? Or is there any possibility to get the data from the Netscape DBM 
file into a .htpasswd file ?


Patrick Harlin, SysAdmin
LuleƄ University of Technology

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