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Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 12:24PM
Arpita Gavshinde (AGavshinde securview com) (5 replies)
Re: Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 03:55PM
Nikhil Wagholikar (visitnikhil gmail com)
RE: Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 02:23PM
Erik Soosalu (erik soosalu calyxinc com)
Re: Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 02:22PM
Matthew Caron (Matt Caron redlion net)


On 02/08/2013 07:24 AM, Arpita Gavshinde wrote:
> security-basics (at) securityfocus (dot) comH [email concealed]i all,
>
> I have a question about passwd file in Linux where when 'x' for a
> particular user is deleted from /etc/passwd file, system doesnot ask
> for password to log into the system.

Right, because it's now an empty password.

> But when pasword is set again
> for that user again, then instead of showing 'x' in /etc/passwd file,
> MD5 hash of new password is shown.

Right, because you've set a password.

> Why is it so ?

Why wouldn't it be so? I guess I don't understand what you're asking or
what you want to have happen.

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[ reply ]
Re: Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 02:20PM
Gustavo Castro (gcastrop gmail com)
Re: Question about passwd file (Linux) Feb 08 2013 02:18PM
Mavrofidis Manolis (mmavrofides gmail com)


 

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