Passwords

Corinna Vinschen cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jan 19 07:27:00 GMT 2001


On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 09:43:58AM -0500, Louis Bohm wrote:
> Maybe I am not getting it but where is the password stored in
> /etc/passwd.  Or is it not stored there?
> 
> I am trying to figure out what password login.exe wants when I
> telnet in.  If I use passwd to set my passwd I noticed that the
> passwd file does not get updated nor does it set the passwd so I
> can use login.exe.

On NT/W2K the passwords are stored in the NT user database.
You can use login.exe only from an account which has the
appropriate user rights as described in

	/usr/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README

Corinna

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