[CentOS] /etc/passwd.rpmnew changes "x" to "*"
Matt Seitz (matseitz)
matseitz at cisco.com
Sat Jun 28 20:40:13 UTC 2008
> From: John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>
> * tells it to look in /etc/shadow, where I'd expect you would
> find said
> "x" for no login.
I'm confused. My current "/etc/passwd" has "x" in the password field for user "root", and I can log in as root.
The CentOS documentation also says that "x" means "use /etc/shadow":
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