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Old 03-24-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
aggrishabh
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su - abc showing password in text


Hi All,

when i do su - abc it ask for password and showing the password in text while entring, is there some thing wrong with the software/module/configuration
i am running RH9
 
Old 03-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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I assume that you are trying to run su - abc. Because you do not set your command off from the rest of the text in any way, I can't be sure of what you mean.

From the Wikipedia® article Red Hat Linux:
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Red Hat Linux, assembled by the company Red Hat, was a popular Linux based operating system until its discontinuation in 2004.[1]
...
Since 2003, Red Hat has discontinued the Red Hat Linux line in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for enterprise environments. Fedora, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat, is the free version best suited for home use. Red Hat Linux 9, the final release, hit its official end-of-life on 2004-04-30, although updates were published for it through 2006 by the Fedora Legacy project until that shut down in early 2007.[3]
Before I, or anyone else here, tries to diagnose this problem, I/we would like to know why you are using such an old obsolete OS? The official EOL is one month short of 7 years ago. Why haven't you upgraded?
 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying,

i know this is a very old version but this is maintained by some headless chickens. i am just as a user with administration soul. This problem pissing me off that why it is showing the entered password in open text.

something like that

[xyz@lions ~]$ su - abc
password: abc

just curious to know why it is behaving like that.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by aggrishabh View Post
Thanks for replying,

i know this is a very old version but this is maintained by some headless chickens. i am just as a user with administration soul. This problem pissing me off that why it is showing the entered password in open text.

something like that

[xyz@lions ~]$ su - abc
password: abc

just curious to know why it is behaving like that.
Are you in a remote terminal? If so,.. wait like 10 seconds after typing the password, and see if it eventually masks it. I've had this happen on a putty terminal that was slow to hide characters.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 08:29 AM   #5
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yes i am remote user but i tried this but no luck.

i think someone mess with configuration or was the known bug that time.

currently i am running RHEL 5.5 on my home pc it runs perfect. i want to know if i can do any experiment so that my current os starts behaving like that.
 
  


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