OT: Re: [icecast] A few Newbie Questions
Sean /The RIMBoy/
sean at rimboy.com
Sun Feb 25 21:12:36 UTC 2001
On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Geoff Shang wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Sean /The RIMBoy/ wrote:
> > You could do a simple adduser. Then use your favorite editor and open up
> > the /etc/passwd file (again as root). You'll need to read up on what each
> > of the fields are, but in short you'll want to * the password
> > field for that new user. You'll also want to change the shell to
> > /bin/false.
> This would only work if passwords are stored in plain ASCII in the
> /etc/passwd file.
You mean crypted in plain ASCII in the /etc/passwd file. I've not heard
of any *nix storing the passwd in unencrypted plain text for years. I'd
be surprised if there is still one around.
> Frankly, anyone who allows that is asking for trouble (IMHO).
Got NIS? Across two different hardware platforms?
> I'd highly recommend using the passwd and chsh commands to do the
> same thing.
Not a bad option. A quick glance at the passwd manpage yields two
options, -l which stick a ! into the passwd field w/ the passwd, and -d.
> Much less risky, since you don't really want to muck up
> /etc/passwd, do you.
Well, I assumed a certain amount of familiarity with *nix. My bad.
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