Re: Determining whether shadow passwords are enabled?

From: Jem Berkes (jb2002_padding_@pc9.org)
Date: 06/01/02


From: Jem Berkes <jb2002_padding_@pc9.org>
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2002 15:37:52 GMT


>> > You could check to see if /etc/shadow exists. Unless you're root
>> > though, you won't be able to actually read the file.
>>
>> Isn't there a more elegant way?
>
> Use the pam libraries and forget everything
> about /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.

Do all Linux systems use PAM though? When compiling various things for my
slackware system I've noticed that the authentication works differently
than Redhat's distro (which did have PAM).

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Jem E. Berkes
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