[CentOS] Generating password string in /var/nis/passwd with Perl

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Tue Jan 20 16:14:52 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 05:11:27PM +0100, Alexander Farber wrote:

> I could skip one manual step (calling yppasswd) if I knew
> how to generate the passwd string for /var/nis/passwd:
> 
> farber:oav3dV4.Mnj/.:10154153:5725:Alexander


> Has anybody already figured out, how to do it from Perl?

crypt is the function to call.

eg
  print crypt("hello","ab")
  abl0JrMf6tlhw

The "ab" is the salt and should be chose from [a-zA-Z0-9./]

"man 3 crypt" for the C version, which the perl version mimics


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rgds
Stephen


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