March 8th, 2002, 04:01 AM
Just a quick question- forgive me if it is dumb- but here it goes:
In the shadow file what does it mean when the password hash is just a " !! " ?
With all those default users that were installed with Linux- I couldn't help but wonder, I assumed for I while that it prevents that user from loging into a shell- but I'd like a sure answer. Thanks.
March 8th, 2002, 04:21 AM
Basically it means that the passwords are in another file and that the file you are viewing is shadowed. If you already knew that then sorry for this waste of a post.
March 8th, 2002, 04:23 AM
It is the shadowed file that I am looking at in this case- the only two users with password hashes are root and my own user- all the rest are !! or *