Fix checking password from /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow

Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Thu Sep 25 06:55:25 EST 2003

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Krzysztof Oledzki wrote:

> > To me this is a bug in the Linux code.   /etc/shadow should take priority
> > over /etc/password.
> OK. This "bug" looks like this:

Great, this goes to show when you get a bunch of monkeys in a room they
can implement things incorrectly.  Actually, I change my mind.  This is
not a 'bug'.  Moronic misfeature is a better term.

> >  ALWAYS.
> If you say so... ;-)

Not only I, but other well-established commerical UNIX vendors implement
it is /etc/shadow then /etc/passwd.

- Ben

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