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    Transforing User accounts

    I'm am migrating all of my users from Linux to BSD and I want there passwords to be transfered over

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    OK..........different environment, but

    why not let them log in as "password" and force them to immediately change it via the login script?

    just a thought


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    Just wondering, but why the change from Linux to BSD?

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    Originally posted here by gore
    Just wondering, but why the change from Linux to BSD?
    Some versions of BSD are more secure than linux, for example OpenBSD, main focus is on security. BSD systems are very stable and reliable. So you can see why someone would switch to a BSD system from linux.


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    BSD got it's roots from UNIX, Linux was made to be like MINIX.And I have never had a stability problem. My SuSE Linux box had 53 days uptime untill a power outtage took it down.

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    Provided you had the same authentication modules installed (md5, kerberos, shadow, etc), shouldn't you just be able to pull the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files from Linux and put them into the BSD?

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    although to be honest I think Nihils plan is better - at least you'll have to force users to change their password - start off with a relatively clean slate security wise. I mean, whilst unlikely, do you know for certain that no one has had their linux passwords compromised at all?

    Some versions of BSD are more secure than linux
    and whilst I agree that BSD can be made very secure its like any OS - only as good as the admin

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    I agree with gore! What is so much better about BSD? I know that OpenBSD speciallizes in securing against DOS attacks but if you've set up your system well then some random skript kiddie DOS attack is not going to harm you.
    My Linux SuSE box has now an uptime of 48 days, and ever since they patched Nautilus I've not had it even shown a sign of crashing on me.
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    Originally posted here by Zonewalker
    although to be honest I think Nihils plan is better - at least you'll have to force users to change their password - start off with a relatively clean slate security wise. I mean, whilst unlikely, do you know for certain that no one has had their linux passwords compromised at all?
    well, there is one problem with that. even if they are forced to change it from password to something elses, who's to say that they dotn just change it back to their old linux password, which could be compromised?



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    Some versions of BSD are more secure than linux, for example OpenBSD, main focus is on security. BSD systems are very stable and reliable. So you can see why someone would switch to a BSD system from linux.
    This is very debatable, PuReExcTacy.

    There are many BSD distros that are very secure, and by the same token, so are many Linux distribiutions. It all comes down to configuration. If you don't use a service, don't install it. If it is installed by default, disable it.

    This would have made a great discussion for gore's thread on Linux/BSD security .

    Oh, and BTW....MINIX has roots in UNIX...so so does Linux. The difference lies in the UNIX implementation that they are based on. Linux os based on MINIX, which was based on AT&T's System V UNIX. As for BSD.....it was based on it's UNIX namesake, the Berkley Software Distribution developed by the University of Southern California at Berkley.

    Just a little OS history for the noobs.

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