Password file problem

Clyde Wilson clydew at
Fri Jul 28 09:50:16 PDT 2000

In Book Version 2.3.6 in the paragraph titled
      Creating passwd and group files

root:~# echo "root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash" > $LFS/etc/passwd
really be:
root:~# echo "root::0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash" > $LFS/etc/passwd

That extra 'x' creates a password that is darned hard to break...

Clyde Wilson

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