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Old 10-23-2007
su: user x does not exist

somehow my user names and groups on one of our machines are changed to numbers 700, 701, etc.

thus, i can only ssh into this machine as root.

is there a way to migrate the user names and groups to this machine?

# 2  
Old 10-23-2007
You could the useradd command and specify the uid (often the -u argument).

Looks like your /etc/passwd is default or you have not configured whatever mechanism (LDAP or whatever) for accessing a remote user database.
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Old 10-23-2007
we do have ldap, but i just started working here and don't know much about it.

does it just involve running one of the migrate perl scripts?

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Old 10-23-2007
You need to confirm if the UNIX users are defined by some LDAP server.

You need to find the server, the directory and how to configure your particular OS to use that LDAP server for authentication.

I suggest you start by

(a) asking for the install/configuration/management documentation for the server

(b) looking at other machines at your site and see how they are configured.
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