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Re: Question about passwd file (Linux)
From: Gustavo Castro <gcastrop () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:20:46 -0200

Arpita:

  That depends on the system's configuration. Usually, the encrypted
password ends on the /etc/shadow file, not on the /etc/passwd, but you
can decide where it will be stored, and change the configuration and
password storage method using pwconv and pwunconv. Check those
command's manual to learn more about the process.

Cheers,
  Gustavo

2013/2/8 Arpita Gavshinde <AGavshinde () securview com>:
security-basics () securityfocus comHi all,

I have a question about passwd file in Linux where when 'x' for a particular user is deleted from /etc/passwd file, 
system doesnot ask for password to log into the system. But when pasword is set again for that user again, then 
instead of showing 'x' in /etc/passwd file, MD5 hash of new password is shown. Why is it so ?


Thanks in advance

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Saludos,
     Gustavo Castro Puig.
     E-Mail: gcastrop () gmail com

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