Where are the shadow passwords store ?
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    Where are the shadow passwords store ?

    When using shadowed password, I know that your password in /etc/passwd is replace by an x. And your real one is stored somewhere else.
    So can it be stored in a file different from /etc/shadow ?

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    In pwl files.

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    Originally posted here by GbinaryR
    In pwl files.

    GbinaryR, he means a *nix based system and you'r talking about a Windoze system...
    Windows saves the passwords in the Windoze 9xs directory, in user_name.pwl files.
    But password thingy is different in *nixes (eg: Linux),
    1. The passwd might be saved in /etc/passwd in plain text (a really old & insecure way)
    2. The passwd might be saved in /etc/passwd encrypted. (a reasonably newer but also not too secure)
    3. In the /etc/passwd file you may see Username Uid Explanation and an x or * for the password, which is called "shadowing of passwords"

    And for your question sniper001, seen the passwds in /etc/shadow on some systems...
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    Ok. But what i asked was if there was another place possible to store those shadowed passwords...

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    @sniper

    no, the passwords will store only in /etc/shadow
    the only thing that doesn\'t change is everything will always change.

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    Okay ! Now im fixed.

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    i downlaoded A shadow program for hacking&cracking can't useit .

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    I once saw a shadowed password in etc/bin/passwd

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    i was looking at the files on a password shadowed server. once files are shadowed, doesn't that mean they are impossible to get (without root access)?

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