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Re: Question about passwd file (Linux)
From: Nikhil Wagholikar <visitnikhil () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:25:05 +0530

Please read about PWCONV and PWUNCONV commands in Linux.

On 8 February 2013 17:54, Arpita Gavshinde <AGavshinde () securview com> wrote:

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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