Re: [dev] [slock] Issue with shadow passwords and NIS

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 23:56:01 +0000

On 4/7/12, Ben Secrest <> wrote:
> I'm not sure the best way to differentiate between the shadow vs. NIS
> situation. One guess is that when shadow information is present, the
> pw_passwd field of the passwd struct will contain 'x', '*', or
> whatever the system uses as a placeholder in /etc/passwd.
Slock should use a high-level authentication interface that will
perform whatever authentication the site administrator requires. How
much does this list hate or love PAM?
Received on Mon Apr 09 2012 - 01:56:01 CEST

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