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Re: Isn't it a security hole...

As Jerzy Kakol said:
> ...the attribute readable for others in case of the file /etc/passwd?

Perhaps a bit, but not too much. The passwords in /etc/passwd are encrypted
through one-way DES encryption.  It's much easier to simply guess users'
passwords, the majority of which are first-names or first-names followed
by a number.

> TIA.
>     Jerzy Kakol
Gilbert Ramirez Jr.                     gram@merece.uthscsa.edu
University of Texas                     http://merece.uthscsa.edu/gram
Health Science Center at San Antonio    University Health System

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