Creating a account with a blank password?
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
Windows ME workstation refusing to connect to the SMB server and
according advice I've recieved ME needs a account with no password to
let it login.)