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Re: /etc/passwd migration between systems

Jim Worthington (jworthington@worldnet.att.net) 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
: systems?
NIS is available on both systems and will allow the Linux box to use the
passwd etc contents on the sun.

: Jim

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