6.1. LDAP Migration Tools
The LDAP Migration Tools are a collection of Perl scripts provided by PADL
Software Ltd. They are used to convert configuration files to the LDIF format.
I recommend reading the license terms before using them, even being free. If
you plan to use your LDAP server to authenticate users, this tools may be very
useful. Use the Migration Tools to convert your NIS or password archives to the
LDIF format, making these files compatible with your LDAP Server. Also apply
these Perl scripts to migrate users, groups, aliases, hosts, netgroups,
networks, protocols, RPCs and services from existing nameservices (NIS, flat
files and NetInfo) to the LDIF format.
To download the LDAP Migration Tools and get more information, go to the
The package comes with a README file and the name of the script files are
intuitive. Take a first look on the README file and then start applying the
Another recommended URL with migration tools is: