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Old 03-17-2011, 05:33 AM   #1
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Result of replacing x from * in /etc/shadow

Hello Theam,
This is Vijay Bhomraj Thanvi,I have just joine the LQ and very happy to introduce myself to you.

Ok I have one question which is asked by our lecturer last night and we have to find out the same.

So my question is:
What happen if I replaced X from * in /etc/shadow?

Wheter the user account will be Locked or
user can loging without password or
user cnanot login to the system or
user can't loging till * replaced to x.

Plz provide me the needfull and correct anwer.

Hope i'll get full satisfaction.

Thanks & Warms Regards:

Vijay Bhomraj Thanvi
Old 03-17-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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I would think it would lock the account. You should be able test it by creating a user, replacing it, and then trying to login as that user.


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