Subject: Re: pwd_mkdb hook script?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/17/2001 06:23:14
> > Additionnaly, about pwd_mkdb being in /usr/sbin: do we really want to
> > need a mounted /usr in order to modify the password databse?
> I don't see why not. In single user mode, you don't need passwords. And
> if you can't mount /usr, well, that's why we have certain tools on the
> root partition and linked statically.

What if you garbled root's shell in /etc/master.passwd? You need to
update the database...

Emmanuel Dreyfus. En tant que serveur, Windows NT fait en moins bien=20
ce que UNIX fait depuis des ann=E9es avec une interface utilisateur=20
que seul un utilisateur d'UNIX est capable d'admirer.