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Re: Moving from BSDi

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Scott St. John wrote:

> At 03:31 PM 10/29/2002 +1100, you wrote:
>  >1. (on BSDi), run pwunconv to convert to non-shadowed passwd file
> I don't have that utility on any of my BSDi machines, scanning Google for
> it now.

pwunconv is the tool for converting a Linux passwd and Linux shadow file
into one passwd (with hashed password) file.

BSD doesn't have a shadow(5) file. And the master.passed(5) is a different
format: master.passwd contains the passwd(5) info also.

> I hear you, these BSDi boxes have been wonderful and I was hoping for the
> same stability under Linux.  BSDi went away because of lack of innovation,
> but there has to be a fine line between cutting edge and a reliable machine.
> I need to offer my clients good service, not the latest and greatest innovation
> that has not been tested.  To me it appears Debian has reached this level,
> solid and innovative.

I would also have to say that NetBSD and the other *BSDs are very
innovative too, such as systrace (interactive policy generation for system

  Jeremy C. Reed
     BSD software, documentation, resources, news...

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