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Date:      Fri, 29 Nov 1996 12:13:20 -0600 (CST)
From:      "Paul T. Root" <proot@horton.iaces.com>
To:        angel@spark.net.gr (Angelos Vasdaris)
Cc:        ben@narcissus.ml.org, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD users -> Solaris 2.5.1
Message-ID:  <199611291813.MAA23378@horton.iaces.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.961129012651.4281A-100000@talos.spark.net.gr> from Angelos Vasdaris at "Nov 29, 96 01:29:43 am"

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In a previous message, Angelos Vasdaris said:
> On Thu, 28 Nov 1996, Snob Art Genre wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 28 Nov 1996, Angelos Vasdaris wrote:
> > 
> > > Our company currently uses FreeBSD 2.1.5 with DES installed.
> > > Those days, we move from this platform to a Sun Netra UltraSPARC 1 with 
> > > Solaris 2.5.1 installed.
> > > 
> > > What we need is to transfer all user accounts from BSD to Solaris.
> > > 
> > > Has anyone done it before? Any comments?
> > > Our experience with Solaris is minimum.
> > 
> > Are you using DES for your password file, or MD5?  DES-encypted password
> > files can AFAIK be transferred to any unix that uses DES (which is many if
> > not most).  
> >  
> We had to use this special encryption because we've already moved from 
> Unixware 2.01 to FreeBSD 2.1.5
> 
> So propably if Solaris supports this encryption algorithm the everything 
> should work with some perl scripts. The question is "What kind of 
> encryption does Solaris uses??"

Solaris uses DES. You'll want to combine /etc/passwd with /etc/master.passwd
and put it into /etc/passwd on your Solaris box. Then run pwconv to move
the encripted passwords to /etc/shadow. 

Also, Solaris does not have the 3 additions fields that FreeBSD added.

If you are going to use automounter for home directories, then you'll
change homedir to /home/user and move the real home dir into /etc/auto_home,
in the form:

user	machine:/real/path/to/user


Paul.

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