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Old 08-24-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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/etc/shadow password field

My shadow file contains * and ! in the password field. I know and have found documentation on the *. That disables an account. I can not find any written documentation on the ! in field two. Does anyone have a link to written documentation on ! being used?
Old 08-24-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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I can't find documentation on this, but I am sure it means that no password has been set for that user.

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I was assuming that an interactive login was not available. It is strange that documentation on that ! is so rare.


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