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Old 03-14-2003, 04:34 AM   #1
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hi, my question is how could i know iether my system is using the normal password or the shadow password?

and if i am not suing the shadow password, how could i turn on the shadow password?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:00 AM   #2
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look in /etc/passwd. if your entries are like this:
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chris:x:500:500::/home/chris:/bin/bash
with that x there, then you are on a shadowed system. if it's not installed afaik it is loaded with the PAM modules (go RAS!)
 
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how could i turn on the shadow password?
Use "pwconv".
 
Old 03-16-2003, 09:07 PM   #4
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one more thing, about the shadow password.... if i'm not mistaken, what it's mean by shadow password is that the file that containt the password will be store somewhere else instead of normal place, but why it's fixed /etc/shadow ? what is the different from the normal one?
 
  


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