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Bug 2884 - gdm user in /etc/passwd should have password field of "*"
Summary: gdm user in /etc/passwd should have password field of "*"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-17 19:08 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-13 20:23:10 UTC

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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-17 19:08:08 UTC
... otherwise the pseudo-user gdm shows up in the gdm face
browser list.

"gdm" should be considered a "null" user like "ftp", "news",

I only log this because gdm is probably in line for an
update anyway because of another serious bug in it

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-18 20:32:59 UTC
Ican't duplicate this problem.  Please reply with a complete scenario.

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 1999-08-31 23:09:59 UTC
gdm needs to ignore users with password fields of "!!" as well as "*".

Comment 3 Elliot Lee 1999-09-13 20:23:59 UTC
Patch has been sent to mkp to ignore the users with !! in passwd

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