>> At 03:52 PM 9/7/2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >>>All of my FreeBSD servers boot from CD, and we are going to be having >>>several temporary employees coming and going over the next 6-12 months. >>>Is it possible to move the user/group databases from their location in >>>/etc (which is read only on my CDs) to another location? >>> >>>I have read the man page concerning pw and still do not understand what >>> I >>>should be doing. Any suggestions, or direction to a how-to would be >>>greatly appreciated. >>> >>>Thanks, >>> >>> >>>Jay >> >> The simplest way would be to put a symbolic link from /etc to a writable >> location. You will need to re-make your boot CD to have this change. >> >> -Derek >> >> -- >> This message has been scanned for viruses and >> dangerous content by MailScanner, and is >> believed to be clean. >> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support. >> >> > > I have recreated the CD with the sym links, and I still run into a problem > because adduser tries to create temporary files in /etc. If I remember > correctly, the files it tries to create are /etc/passwd.XXXXXX. > > I was able to get pw to work to add the user accounts, but now I am trying > to set the password for new account, and have hit the temp file snag. > > Is this something which can be reconfigured in pw.conf? > > Thanks, > > > Jay > > >
OK. After some more digging, this is what I have found that I think will work. pw -V /xxxx/yyyy/etc other information for user. vipw -d /xxxx/yyyy/etc and make the necessary password changes, etc. The only hangup I have now is how to generate the encrypted password. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The passwords in my passwd file start with $1$ which, if I remember correctly, is DES encryption. Thanks, Jay _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"