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Password file with over 3000 users.

Hi All

I have a server which runs with normal passwd/shadow/group/gshadow
files. There are now over 3000 users and I am beginning to notice a
performance slowdown and it is about time I looked for something more
efficient - I like the idea of db or cdb database files.

My requirements:

- Must be pam compatible.

- Most users have MD5 passwords, but some are still crypt passwords. I
do not have ready access to the original plain text passwords.

- I don't want to mess around with too much, so I must have real "Unix
accounts" (UID's and home directories) for each user.

- Vanilla Debian "deb" packages.

What alternatives should I consider?



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