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Re: Null passwords



On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 13:07 -0700, David Maier wrote:
> I'm running an FC2 system on which I don't care about password 
> security.  PAM is running. I've been all over the HOWTO's and manual and 
> cannot find how to enable null passwords for a user. I've tried putting 
> a nullok argument into stacks in the login, passwd, and system-auth PAM 
> services, to no avail, and have run out of ideas. Obviously I'm a newbie 
> trying to get a handle on where to even look.
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Dave Maier

One way (and probably not the 'right' way) is to hand edit the shadow
file and remove everything from within the first and second ":"
characters (the password). I found that with nothing there it will just
let you in. 

This:

ckloiber:$1$bxh7kMGh$8txM010iQj8VM0/LZXihM1:12576:0:99999:7:::

becomes:

ckloiber::12576:0:99999:7:::


But for $DIETY sake, please don't put that machine on the internet. Even
via dialup. You're asking for trouble.

-- 
Chris Kloiber




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