Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Jorge Almeida <jalmeida@××××××××××××.pt>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] x or * in /etc/passwd ?
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:15:50
1 I've seen somewhere a '*' in the password field of non-human users. I
2 think this is supposed to mean that user can't login. However, I didn't
3 find anything like that in gentoo's /etc/passwd (e.g., for user cron or
4 user sshd). Can someone comment on this matter? Is * deprecated? Of
5 course, these non-human users have /bin/false as shell, but extra
6 precautions wouldn't hurt...
7 Am I seeing something wrong?
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10 Jorge Almeida
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Re: [gentoo-user] x or * in /etc/passwd ? Matteo Pillon <matteo.pillon@×××××.com>