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Old 03-08-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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/etc/ Login.defs will not save my settings???


Recently I had saved the MAX_PASS_AGING to=60 days in the /etc/login.defs and and saved it and now, I noticed it comes back to 999999. Why is it doing this. I must have a weird or corrupted version of distro. I did this under 'root' by su command.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Probably msec. Mandrake has a utility (called msec) that monitors system files for alteration. Upon detecting an alteration it reverts it to the old config. You can either reduce the msec security setting (not such a great idea) or write an msec override. There used to be a good tutorial on doing this at the mandrakesecure.net site, but it vanished (shame). Fortunately you can find the google cache here:

http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache.../docs/msec.php
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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So how can I set the max password age to 60 without msec changing it back to default 9999??
 
  


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