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Old 12-25-2003, 11:04 PM   #1
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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?

Old 12-26-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
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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?
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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.



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