systems password's file
bv at wjv.com
Sat Oct 15 07:03:51 PDT 2005
> From: "Matthew D. Fuller" <fullermd at over-yonder.net>
> Subject: Re: Re: system password's file
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 06:54:26AM -0500 I heard the voice of
> Sergey Babkin, and lo! it spake thus:
> > I don't know if it's fixed now or not.
> I just converted a Mandrake box a month or so ago, which used MD5
> hashes. Worked flawlessly.
> > Hm, considering the we'd like people to migrate from Linux to
> > FreeBSD, having such a conversion script/program (especially if
> > someone writes it for their own use anyway) in the base system would
> > make a lot of sense.
> It's not that hard. Somebody mentioned an awk script. I slapped it
> together in perl in about 5 minutes. I'll bet it's in /tmp
I've done this a couple of time - but both times I just did it
manually - with the tools in the OS - as this was the quickest.
One was from an SGI IRIX, the other was from SunOS. The latter
had a really slow sendmail system on a very old box.
The move to a FreeBSD was not planned that far in advance
and not planned for - but the Sun had gotten so slow they moved to
getting their mail directly from their ISP.
It was about a 10 minute job [max] using cut(1) and paste(1).
Since I'd started with Unix before pool and on limited systems,
those tools came to mind naturally.
Both the SGI and SunOS conversions worked flawlessly.
Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com
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