Re: Shadow Passwords
Donald> I do know there are linux machines using shaddowed passwords,
Donald> what are they using ??
Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that "all" I had to do to
enable shadow passwords was to get the shadow suite that was then (is still?)
maintained by Florian LaRoche. Build a lib, recompile all binaries that need
(ie login, ftpd, su, ... quite some) and link them against the new shadow lib.
I did that with my pre-Debian system some 15 or so month ago.
Life's too short to do that regularly.
Donald> Is it the debian group that are writing the shadow suite, which
Donald> would mean it would not be useable by say slackware ?( am I correct
Donald> in my assumptions?)
Err, yes. But packages, especially system binaries are not generally
interchangeable among distributions in the first place.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd