[SATLUG] Red Hat 6.2 and /etc/passwd
henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 11:24:22 CST 2007
On Nov 12, 2007 11:20 AM, Sean Carolan <scarolan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 11:16 AM, Henry Pugsley <henry.pugsley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Shadow passwords were not always the default, but you could enable
> > them after the installation. Since root is created during the
> > install, the password hash was put in /etc/passwd. After the the
> > install, any new accounts would get their password hashes put in
> > /etc/shadow, or they would get moved when you change the password for
> > the account. If you change the password for root on those servers,
> > the hash will probably end up in /etc/shadow when you are done.
> Thanks, this was the information I was looking for. I started using
> Red Hat around version 7, so I came on board after /etc/shadow for all
> accounts was the default.
Debian has a nifty tool called shadowconfig that moves the hashes back
and forth en masse .. not sure if Red Hat has something similar.
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