On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, Peter Philipp wrote:
> Tom I think you should look deeper into the getpw* functions when you say
> /etc/passwd isn't used for anything and /etc/master.passwd is. I'm
It isn't. What are you saying?
> dissapointed you did not mention /etc/spwd.db and /etc/pwd.db which are
> the databases accessed by getpw*(). As far as /etc/*passwd is concerned
I did mention /etc/pwd.db. Its partner /etc/spwd.db is assumed.
> those are great for building the databases and administrative duties but
> other than that don't really serve a point.
> Yes /etc/master.passwd is used for pwd_mkdb to build the databases so it
> serves a purpose other than that I can't think of any.
More. It is also used by chpass, pw, etc.
> As for Paolo, commenting out users is a nono, if you want to lock an
> account make sure the first character of the pw_passwd field is a *. This
> is usually the easiest method.
I think it is considered a new feature. It does not seem to be complete
Anything that increases the password field by one character will be
> Peter Philipp (PP2441)
> Globalserve System Administration
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