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Re: migrating user accounts to Linux



Would the passwords be plaintext from NIS?  Just needing a conversion
to /etc/shadow?  I'm just curious, since I haven't played with NIS,
yet.

On 10/12/05, Gavin McDonald <gavitron gmail com> wrote:
> I don't follow why
>
> #ypcat passwd > /tmp/passwd
>
> won't give you the starting point..?  as in, usernames, ids, shells, etc.
>
> But I'm not a NIS expert by any metric.  Heck, I still top-post!  ;)
>
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>
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
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> > Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 7:43 PM
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: Re: migrating user accounts to Linux
> >
> > Marcelino,
> > In AIX, is it possible to migrate the users to a CSV file? Then you could
> > load the user accounts with a script, unless there are other settings that
> > your trying to migrate as well?
> >
> >  On 10/11/05, Marcelino Mata <mmata multimatic com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have searched but I have not come across anything which suggest how to
> > > accomplish a migration of user accounts from traditional UNIX to Linux
> > > or Redhat. Maybe the answer is obvious and I'm looking to hard.
> > >
> > > I have about 100 user accounts under AIX 4.3.3. I want to move the user
> > > accounts to RHEL 3.0. The AIX server is a NIS master to about 25
> > > Solaris and AIX clients. What would the easiest way to accomplish this?
> > > Make the RHEL server a NIS slave to import the user accounts with
> > > passwords? The goal would be to shutdown the AIX server once the user
> > > and client computer migration has completed. I am less concerned about
> > > the NIS client setup since I can do it on computer by computer basis.
> > > If there is not an AIX specific method, what steps would someone use
> > > from Solaris or HP-UX to RHEL. Any tips/suggestion on what does not
> > > work well would be help.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help,
> > >
> > > Marcelino
> > >
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