Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151333
WB5 Pretest q 5
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:20:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
[root@station root]# chage -l elvis
Last Change: Nov 04, 2003
Password Expires: Never
Password Inactive: Never
Account Expires: Never
5. After what date will elvis be forced to change his password upon login?
A Nov 24, 2003 (correct)
B Nov 11, 2003
C Nov 09, 2003
D elvis will never be forced to change his password.
E Not enough information is provided.
Wouldn't an inactive date of -1 cause the password to Never expire, making D the correct answer instead?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. complete wb 5 pretest
inactive date is irrelevent, what's important is "Maximum" of 20...
from chage(1) man page:
With the -M option, the value of maxdays is the maximum number of days
during which a password is valid. When maxdays plus lastday is less
than the current day, the user will be required to change her password
before being able to use her account. This occurance can be planned
for in advance by use of the -W option, which provides the user with
The -I option is used to set the number of days of inactivity after a
password has expired before the account is locked. The inactive
option is the number of days of inactivity. A value of 0 disables this
feature. A user whose account is locked must contact the system
administrator before being able to use the system again.