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Lanmate 12-25-2003 11:04 PM

password encryption
 
When i useradd with the password option, it just stores the password in plain text in /etc/shadow not encrypted like i thought it would, the result of this is the oassword cannot be used to login via ssh / ftp.

Am i missing something?

Thanks
Lanmate

Poetics 12-26-2003 03:52 AM

What distro are you using? The Slack boxes I've run have all been fine (ie encrypted and able to SSH). Does password shadowing affect FTP?

Lanmate 12-26-2003 05:15 AM

Im using RedHat 9, yes the passwod shadowing affects SSH, and FTP, the only account i can use is root, which was setup when the distro was installed, this is insecure i know which is why i would like to find the problem. Anything else you need, let me know.

Thanks
Lanmate


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