[svlug] Unencrypted passwords in shadow file

Skip Evans skip at venomouspenguin.com
Fri Mar 18 16:07:39 PST 2005


> In the useradd/adduser manual it says you're supposed to pass in the
> encrypted value
>
>       -p passwd
>              The encrypted password, as returned by crypt(3). The 
> default  is
>              to disable the account.
>  
>
Oops! I read that to mean that passwd was
storing the value after it took care of the
encryption.

Skip





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