cvs commit: src/share/man/man5 passwd.5
ceri at submonkey.net
Sun Sep 18 15:24:04 PDT 2005
On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 11:31:09PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2005-09-18 20:16, Gavin Atkinson <gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2005, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > Modified files:
> > > share/man/man5 passwd.5
> > > Log:
> > > Explain the use of `*' in master.passwd and that it's slightly
> > > different from the use of `*' in /etc/passwd.
> > +.Nm master.passwd
> > +file, a password of
> > +.Ql *
> > +is used to indicate that no one can ever log into that account.
> > +The field only contains encrypted passwords, and
> > +.Ql *
> > +can never be the result of encrypting a password.
> > This is not strictly true - all it prevents is logins using passwords.
> > Passwordless logins using SSH public keys (for example) are unaffected.
Since "pw lock" has been entering the string '*LOCKED*' for years now,
is there any reason why this has never been fed back to the OpenSSH
project for inclusion as LOCKED_PASSWD_STRING for FreeBSD?
Then we can document that in passwd.5 too and usage can start to
PS I'm aware that different people use different strings, but since
*LOCKED* is what pw has been using for ever I see no reason to
use anything else.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former. -- Einstein (attrib.)
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