shadow / user admin - what do you want to see?

Mike Labriola labriomd at
Sat Oct 6 11:59:01 PDT 2001

rock on!
i read through the old hint a few days ago and found it very helpful!
i'm looking forward to reading the updates, too!


J.A. Neitzel wrote:

> Greetings, I'm getting ready to resubmit my shadow password hint soon.
> I wanted to see whether anyone has already found any use in it. Any
> suggestions for improvement? Certainly, I already have a list of what
> I'm gonna add/change, but user commnents of course are very valuable.
> What I'm gonna add is:
> 1) detailed explanations/pitfalls associated with some of the
>    definitions in /etc/login.defs.
> 2) Suggestions for which of these I find most valuable.
> 3) An entire section on su usage including possible problems
>    and how to avoid them?
> 4) Using logoutd, and related config options, that can help
>    to control user logins.
> All in all, I hope it to be more than a shadow hint. The real objective
> is to produce a useable hint that addresses user administration in
> general. Of course, shadow is still in there. All of the tools to make
> these things happen are in "The Shadow Suite" whether you use them or
> not.
> Comments are welcome. I don't want to pollute the newsgroup with pure
> rubbish. So, if nobody cares, tell me to go jump of a cliff.
> BTW, you can find the hint in its current state at:

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