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Re: Shadow passwords and GNU su

> Note that the webserver behavior is quite customary for a lot of
> other apps as well. They all rely on the standard UNIX /etc/passwd layout.

At Project Athena we found that very few things rely on /etc/passwd
*having a crypt string*.  The layout can stay the same, just fill in
"*" as the crypt string, and then you only need to fix truly
user-authentication related things (preferably with something like
libpam, or in the case of screensavers deliberately *not* using the
login password...)

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