Subject: Re: proposed changes to /etc/security
To: Marc Baudoin <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/25/1998 15:13:43
On Sat, 25 Jul 1998, Marc Baudoin wrote:

> Matthew Jacob <> =E9crit :
> >=20
> > /etc/security doesn't grok YP tokens in master.passwd or group
> > files and thus the daily security output complains about these
> > tokens.
> I've just switched to NIS this week and I tend to agree with you.
> I think it would be better if /etc/security didn't complain about
> login + having no password and so on.  *But* it should at least
> tell the user he's running NIS.

Should it? I suppose. I think the goal should be to not send out
any mail if no problems are found. But I care less about that than
the goop about the '+' stuff.