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    Hp-ux

    Anyone out there using HP-UX UNIX? That's the kind of machine I run at work and I like it pretty well, am still learning my way around though.
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    Hello,


    I use HP-UX, Is there something you need to know? Documentation on using it? Feel free to post any questions you have reguarding hp unix...
    Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.

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    No particular questions as of yet. Just got my HP-UX cert about a month ago, but am still new to using it. We use it as our main database server here and I like it a lot. Have you had any security issues with it? I work at a school and we are starting to allow web-based credit card transactions, so this is becoming an issue.
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    I find that anything that I have questions on using the HP UX box is well documented in the user manuals suplied by HP. As for security, they seem to be on top of everything rather quickly. They should be...You pay enough for the software and services. My best recommendation is to talk to HP and see if there are any recent security bulletins and patches from them and go point by point through each. It is a time consuming process but when you are done you will be as secure as anyone out there.

    I spend an hour or two a night on the box just playing. Learning what I can from the manuals. This for me is best done about 11 at night. It is quiet and I can enjoy a little while i am at it.
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    Yeah, I know, was just wondering if there were any particular issues that anyone had. I am still going through the umpteen manuals that I have. I play around on the machine all day long when I am not doing stuff with Oracle. I need to get ssh so I can log in from home. We block telnets or rlogins coming from outside of the LAN for security so I can't login from home right now.
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    Question HP-UX

    While on a subject here is a question. If you use TCB on the system how do you define minimum password length. I know about a maximum password length but the minimum is a mistery. Is there a defualt minimum password legnth defied somewhere on the system that is uesd with or without tcb.
    Thanks for any help on this.
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    I think the minimum length of an HP-UX password is eight characters, at least on of which must be a number.
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    Unhappy HP-UX

    I found one of the man pages in a meanwhile for HP-UX and it said 6 is minimum. But even if its eight can you control this yourself and how. Just remember i have a TCB running on that system.
    I just can't find any information related to HP-UX tcb system on the web.

    Thnaks
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    The issue of changing the minimum password length to 6 cannot be done in 10.20. But in 11.00 there is a patch that can be applied to rememdy this situation.

    Install this patch and then edit the following in the text below: PHCO_20334

    More Info:

    The solution will be implemented in libpam_unix.1 and the minimum
    password length will be configurable. The user will now be able to set
    the minimum password length by editing the /etc/default/security file
    and entering a value for the parameter MIN_PWD_LENGTH. Note that this
    applies only to non-root users as root is able to do pretty much
    whatever it wants. Also note that no matter what value this parameter
    is set to, the lowest value that minimum password length is allowed to
    take on is still 6. So, there's a lower bound of 6 on this parameter.

    I know this thread was started in August, hope it's not to late.

    P.S. I work for HP.
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    Geno

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    Neal A. Maxwell
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    Thanks a lot better late then never
    I had troubles finding this on the web. Strange but
    there wasn't that mnuch info on it.
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