Moving users

Jonathan jonathan at
Mon Jun 16 01:08:01 PDT 2003

Richard Beyer wrote:
> Excellent!  Thanks Ruben.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Ruben de Groot wrote:
>>On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 02:40:02PM +1000, Richard Beyer typed:
[snip]>>>I've added a test user to "Server-Source" and a test user to
>>>"Server-Destination" and copied the password hash from
>>>/etc/master.password on "Server-Source" and pasted it into master.password
>>>on "Server-Destination", but the login fails.
>>Have you rebuild the password database after modifying master.passwd ?
>>pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd

Instead of editing master.passwd directly, you might want to consider 
using "vipw" instead, which will do both the edit and the password file 
rebuild, saving your keyboard from wear :)

- J

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