Bug 7850 - /etc/shadow entry for xfs appears incorrect
/etc/shadow entry for xfs appears incorrect
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-12-16 14:50 EST by mcwst18
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-14 12:43:21 EST
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Description mcwst18 1999-12-16 14:50:41 EST
I find the following line in /etc/shadow on our three Red Hat
installations:

xfs:!!:10802:0:99999:7:::

Why is the password entry set to '!!' rather than '*'?  If the shadow(5)
man page is correct, either will not allow logins (since it must be 13 to
24 characters long to be decrypted), but it still appears wrong.

Thank you for your time.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-01-14 12:43:59 EST
this is what adduser uses as a disable-flag.  It works fine and is correct.

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