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RE: migrating user accounts to Linux



Even when using /etc/shadow, NIS gives a plaintext hash with #ypcat passwd.
So yes, some conversion is necessary, but as we all should know, that's
why Dennis & Ken gave us cat|cut|sort|tee|sed|awk... :)

Regards,

Gavin McDonald
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EVI Logistic Enterprises
email: me gavitron com
phone: (604) 313-3845



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hood [mailto:joe hood gmail com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 5:23 AM
> To: me gavitron com; General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: 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!  ;)
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Gavin McDonald
> > ========================
> > EVI Logistic Enterprises
> > email: me gavitron com
> > phone: (604) 313-3845
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> > > bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Tenacious One
> > > 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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