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Bug 7850 - /etc/shadow entry for xfs appears incorrect
Summary: /etc/shadow entry for xfs appears incorrect
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-16 19:50 UTC by mcwst18
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 17:43:21 UTC

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Description mcwst18 1999-12-16 19:50:41 UTC
I find the following line in /etc/shadow on our three Red Hat


Why is the password entry set to '!!' rather than '*'?  If the shadow(5)
man page is correct, either will not allow logins (since it must be 13 to
24 characters long to be decrypted), but it still appears wrong.

Thank you for your time.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 17:43:59 UTC
this is what adduser uses as a disable-flag.  It works fine and is correct.

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