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I am looking to see if a system accepts null passwds, I know how to do
this in a standard linux environment, but the kicker is users are
authenticating through a Windows platform and within the pam.d file
under system-auth is see /$ISA/ likeauth nullok*  Does null
have to be allowed in order for proper authentication through Windows
into Linux????

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.


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"Hi, I'm looking to hang myself, but I can't quite work out how to
tie the knots.  Can somebody help me?"

Null passwords are a horrible, horrible idea that you WILL regret.
Why in the name of Sam Hill do you want to DO this?

             Christopher Mattern

"Which one you figure tracked us?"
"The ugly one, sir."
"...Could you be more specific?"

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Don't know, because I don't have any windoze boxes - but I REALLY doubt it.
"likeauth nullok" is _probably_ a bad idea. See the PAM documentation.

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I'm not sure he does - he _might_ be trying to figure out if there are
accounts with null passwords so that they can be disabled.

        Old guy

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Mr. Mattern has it occured to you that I am not looking to accept null
passwords but I am in fact looking to see if a client of mine is?????
I am an auditor, whose Linux skills are obviously a little rusty...
and I'd like some help determining if the above mentioned string
indicates that for systems using a Windows platform to authenticate to
the network which houses a Linux server means that Linux server also
accepts null passwords????

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