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hi just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do? is there such a file in solaris? and is it the same as /etc/shadow? thanks...

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    hi

    just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do? is there such
    a file in solaris? and is it the same as /etc/shadow?
    thanks
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    mike Guest

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    mike wrote:
    >
    > hi
    >
    > just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do? is there such
    > a file in solaris? and is it the same as /etc/shadow?
    > thanks

    There is a /etc/default/password and it maintains your default settings for
    pasword length, min weeks, max weeks etc...
    John England Guest

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    On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 11:58:39 -0700, mike wrote:

    > just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do?
    don't know.
    > is there such a file in solaris?
    no.
    >and is it the same as /etc/shadow?
    no because /etc/shadow exists and /etc/security/password (or passwd)
    does not exist therefore they can't be the same.

    Now Solaris does have support for an /etc/security/passwd.adjunct
    file which is the /etc/shadow equivalent for NIS. It is however
    not doented particulary well. Search on sunsolve.sun.com in
    the InfoDocs and SRDB's collection for "yp c2 passwd.adjunct".

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    Darren J Moffat
    Darren J Moffat Guest

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    [email]s99999999s2003[/email] (mike) writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do? is there such
    |a file in solaris? and is it the same as /etc/shadow?

    If I remember correctly (it's been a few years since I ran an AIX box),
    /etc/security/passwd is roughly the AIX equivalent of Solaris
    /etc/shadow (but of course in a completely alien format, since it is
    AIX).

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    [url]http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/[/url] aka: [email]Alan.CoopersmithSun.COM[/email]
    Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Alan Coopersmith Guest

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    It used to be there in SunOS4.1.x, when you turned C2 security on. It did
    serve the same function as /etc/shadow does now. That was a decade or so
    ago.

    "Alan Coopersmith" <alancalum.calberkeley.org> wrote in message
    news:bfupec$256d$1agate.berkeley.edu...
    > [email]s99999999s2003[/email] (mike) writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    > |just out of curiosity, what does /etc/security/password do? is there such
    > |a file in solaris? and is it the same as /etc/shadow?
    >
    > If I remember correctly (it's been a few years since I ran an AIX box),
    > /etc/security/passwd is roughly the AIX equivalent of Solaris
    > /etc/shadow (but of course in a completely alien format, since it is
    > AIX).
    >
    > --
    > __________________________________________________ ______________________
    > Alan Coopersmith [email]alancalum.calberkeley.org[/email]
    > [url]http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/[/url] aka: [email]Alan.CoopersmithSun.COM[/email]
    > Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    Tim O'Neill Guest

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    Default Re: /etc/security/password

    I don't know if this thread is still active.

    /etc/security/passwd is a legacy implementation of shadow passwords from BSD and is still in use in AIX. So yes, it has the same function as /etc/shadow in Solaris, however it does look very different from an /etc/shadow file.
    Jon Guest

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