On Mon, 2018-11-19 at 12:12 -0500, Michael Stone wrote: > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 09:43:29AM -0500, Jim Popovitch wrote: > > On Mon, 2018-11-19 at 08:38 -0500, Michael Stone wrote: > > > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 08:32:09AM -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote: > > > > If you're only going to login to the account using ssh keys, you > > > > don't need to give it a valid password hash at all. Just put a > > > > string of rubbish (English words qualify) in the hash field of > > > > /etc/shadow. > > > > > > Don't do that. Just use a *. > > > > Something that's always bugged me... is there any difference between > > using * or ! (both are valid)? > > ! locks the account, * is a convention that means "no password". > Ack! Thanks! -Jim P.
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