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Re: pserver question

From: Peter Ajamian
Subject: Re: pserver question
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 22:28:22 -0800

"Derek R. Price" wrote:
> Peter Ajamian wrote:
> > The passwords are not stored plain text in the passwd file, they have to
> > be encrypted with the crypt() function.  There's a utility available
> > that I just finished work on this past week which will maintain the
> > passwd and readers files for you automatically (it works similar to the
> > regular Unix passwd program).  You can get it from
> > .  It's called cvspwd (though I'm thinking
> > of renaming it so as not to get it confused with an older program by the
> > same name).  Anyways, I think you'll find it ideal for what you want.
> I was always fond of:
>     perl -e 'print crypt ("passwd", "st") . "\n"'
> myself.

Ceartainly that will encrypt the password for you, but the cvspwd
utility I created will fully manage the passwd and readers files for
you, allowing you to add and remove users, set them to read-only status,
change thier system username, temporarily lock users, as well as
allowing you to change thier password and allowing users with shell
access to change thier own password.

Regards, Peter

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