[Mailman-Users] Install Question
sebold at lcms.org
Tue Jan 8 21:51:54 CET 2002
On 24 Teveth 5762, Tim Legg wrote:
> Is there any reason the password must be a "*"? It seams that this
> could be a security risk. Couldn't anybody just login as mailman and
> know that the password is "*" and do all kinds of mean things?
The value is not the actual password, but the one-way encryption of the
password; in other words, if your password, hashed, is "*", then you can
get in. Pretty much impossible; the effect is to disable logins on this
account for anyone but root.
Charles Sebold 24th of Teveth, 5762
LCMS - Office of Information Systems http://unix.ois.org/
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