Re: Where do all the passwd get saved ?
From: Pat Maddox (pergesu_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 18:00:19 -0700 To: Gert Cuykens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
/etc/passwd is a system file that just lists accounts. Having the
passwords in there is insecure because it has to be readable by
everyone. In linux systems, the actual passwords are in /etc/shadow.
I don't know exactly how FreeBSD handles passwords. I don't even
think it uses /etc/passwd (only there for compatibility with some
linux software?), and instead keeps everything in a hashed database
file. My guess is that all the passwords are in spwd.db.
But I don't know that for sure :) Hopefully somebody else can clarify this.
On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 01:45:09 +0100, Gert Cuykens <email@example.com> wrote:
> I thought it was /etc/passwd but that seemed not to be where i was
> looking for :)
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