Migrating users from Linux

Olivier Nicole olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Tue Jul 22 14:28:04 UTC 2014


> Still in the process of migrating all my Linux servers to FreeBSD, I'm
> now trying to move out a couple of thousands users created in a twenty
> years timespan from a linux server.
> Of course I need to keep uid and gid, though the juicy part is...
> the passwords! I have them only in encrypted form and in different
> algorythms (DES, Blowfish, ...) and the happily coexist. Con they
> be used as they are in Freebsd?

Time to set-up a LDAP server, where you register all your user names.
For the password, you will have to ask them to re-register/go through
the change password once.

The advantage is that you will be done for ever.



> Thanks a lot again,
> luciano.
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