Subject: Re: Password migration from Secure Ultrix to NetBSD (fwd)
To: None <>
From: John C. Hayward <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/01/1999 08:24:37
It was suggested that this query be posted to the pmax group.
Any pointers apprectiated.
On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, John C. Hayward wrote:

> Dear NetBSDers,
>    We are in the process of migrating mail users from an Ulitrx machine
> running in secure mode to a NetBSD machine.  When Ultrix is running
> in secure mode it's passwords are stored in an "auth" database and it
> apparently uses a crypt16 library routine to allow up to 16 character
> passwords.  If you take the encrypted password on the Ultrix system and
> us it in NetBSD password file it does not work - presumably because the
> crypt routines are different.
>    We will probably give users a unique default password if there is no
> way to migrate their passwords.
>    Any suggestions on migrating passwords from Ultrix secure to NetBSD
> would be appreciated.
> johnh...