Re: /etc/passwd migration between systems
Jim Worthington (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: I tried copying the /etc/passwd file from a Sun workstation to a Linux
: machine in order to create common user accounts.
Use NIS. Copying /etc/passwd can cause a lot of problems keeping it up to date.
: Linux, however would not decrypt the Sun passwords when correctly
: entered. Thei technique works fine between Solaris and Sun Unix.
: Does Linux use a different encryption algorithm than Sun? (obviously it
: is different) Is there any Sun compatability login software for Linux
: that would allow me to use a common password database between the two
NIS is available on both systems and will allow the Linux box to use the
passwd etc contents on the sun.