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Old 06-11-2005, 06:34 AM   #1
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Talking /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group? Educate me :)!


Hi,

Could anyone give me some information on /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /etc/shadow?

Understanding of these seems to be a big part of FTP config, and I'm sure it'd just be good for me to know.

My main question is, what are the various colon delimited values for? Some example lines:

/etc/passwd:
ftp:x:110:110::/home/ftp:/bin/false

/etc/shadow:
james:$1$9hrko1LN$1Hf3j9fRoHQfv14Q26FBo.:12882:0:99999:7:::

/etc/group:
james:x:1000:

I'd appreciate any reply you could give !

Kind regards,
James
 
Old 06-11-2005, 08:20 AM   #2
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man passwd, man group!
Basically , when you set up a new user it asks a load of questions, these are the fields for the answers. "group" holds groups and members of groups and "shadow" contains the passwords (encrypted).
You are best off just using the commands "passwd", "adduser", "useradd", "groupadd", "groupdel" and "groupmod" than trying to work out how to modify these files, you can corrupt them easily (as I have found out to my detriment!).
 
Old 06-11-2005, 09:57 AM   #3
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http://slackbook.lizella.net/html/es...hardusers.html

Read Slackware Essentials, new ver !
All what you wanna know about manual configuration.
 
Old 06-11-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply guys - this stuff should come in useful !

Kind regards,
James
 
Old 06-11-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
http://slackbook.lizella.net/html/es...hardusers.html

Read Slackware Essentials, new ver !
All what you wanna know about manual configuration.
I didn't know about those vi commands, thanks alot!
 
  


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