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Re: Creating a account with a blank password?

On Tuesday June 17, 2003 at 11:27
Jason Grindlay <jasong@sslnz.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to create a login account on a Debian Woody (3.0) system
> that has no password. (i.e. blank/empty password)  As far as I
> understand it I need to edit /etc/passwd and remove the 'x' from the
> field after the username (I'm using shadow passwords) leaving a line
> like 'user::10:10:name:homedir:shell' remaining (or else do the same
> with /etc/shadow leaving the password field blank.)
> I've tried both of the above and tried doing a login but entering no 
> password is not accepted...  Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
> (before I get the lecture about it being insecure creating a login 
> account with no password - I need it for samba, I've got an issue with
> a 

man smbpassword

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