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Re: ssh




On Mon, 2018-11-19 at 12:12 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 09:43:29AM -0500, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> > On Mon, 2018-11-19 at 08:38 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 08:32:09AM -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > > > If you're only going to login to the account using ssh keys, you
> > > > don't need to give it a valid password hash at all.  Just put a
> > > > string of rubbish (English words qualify) in the hash field of
> > > > /etc/shadow.
> > > 
> > > Don't do that. Just use a *.
> > 
> > Something that's always bugged me... is there any difference between
> > using * or ! (both are valid)?
> 
> ! locks the account, * is a convention that means "no password".
> 

Ack!  Thanks!

-Jim P.

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