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aggrishabh 03-24-2011 12:06 AM

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

archtoad6 03-24-2011 06:20 AM

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 WikipediaŽ article Red Hat Linux:
Quote:

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?

aggrishabh 03-24-2011 08:36 AM

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.

szboardstretcher 03-24-2011 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggrishabh (Post 4301647)
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.

aggrishabh 03-29-2011 07:29 AM

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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