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Re: migration from FreeBSD 4.4 to Debian 2.2r4

On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 05:42:10PM +0800, Patrick Hsieh wrote:
> Hello,
> If I don't want to use MD5 in my linux box, is it possible to migrate
> the account/password?

Actually... I'm wanting to do the oposite... I want to migrate from crypt
shadow passwords to md5sum passwords in LDAP.

Any hints on the best way to do this?

I'm thinking I could have some fancy PAM setup that accepts crypt and md5sum
passwords, and updates from crypt to md5sum whenever someone changes their
passwd. Alternatively I could use some crypt-then-md5sum wierd thing where
the passwds are crypted then md5sumed... this would make it md5sum secure
strait away without having to wait for people to change their passwd to
update it.

I'm only just thinking about it at this stage, but are there any traps with
LDAP and shadow stuff?

ABO: finger abo@minkirri.apana.org.au for more info, including pgp key

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