Bug 53137 - inconsistent entries in /etc/shadow
inconsistent entries in /etc/shadow
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-04 09:56 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-26 05:53:36 EST
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Description Chris Ricker 2001-09-04 09:56:30 EDT
On a freshly-installed RC2 system, some disabled accounts contain "*" for
their encrypted passwd string in /etc/shadow, while others contain "!!".

This is apparently because pwconv uses "*", while useradd / adduser uses "!!".
Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2002-05-05 11:35:48 EDT
Still true with 7.3 gold
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2002-10-04 18:10:35 EDT
True with RHL 8.0
Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2005-10-04 07:13:31 EDT
Is there any problem with this? What should be in /etc/shadow and why?

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