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Re: user accounts

From: Adrian Phillips
Subject: Re: user accounts
Date: 22 Feb 2002 10:14:14 +0100
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>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Burgess <> writes:

    Mark> We use it ourselves here at Oslo, in connection with various
    Mark> scripts, to copy the password files around etc. We also use
    Mark> to check for files remaining from users (like crontabs or
    Mark> mail files) which no longer belong to registered users.

    Mark> SpoolDirectories / [Warn|Delete]NonUserMail

    Mark> etc.

    Mark> We use copy to install basic setup files (e.g. home/.cshrc )
    Mark> We use some perl scripts to actually register new users in
    Mark> master passwd and to reformat the password file between
    Mark> different unix flavours.  /etc/shadow is easy - it cna just
    Mark> be copied, but passwd is harder.

How do you handle the different flavours of crypt or using MD5 for
Linux systems, if at all ?



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