UNIX Password Security
In most cases, the passwords are stored encrypted in the le /etc/passwd, or, if the system is a client, on the server. In the latter case, one can get the passwordle by giving the command ypcat passwd.
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/etc/passwd entry To create an entry in this le, simply edit it and copy an existing. This pro-gram looks up the UID and GID from the passwd and group le and authenticates the user.
● /etc/passwd, a list of the user accounts. In normal configurations, each user is given a directory in To set or change a password, the passwd command is used. The command syntax looks like this