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Random Linux+ Question #55

Discussion in 'Linux+' started by tripwire45, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    You are on the command line in the etc directory. You cat the passwd file and at the bottom of a long list, you see the following:

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    fjones:x:1001:100:Fred Jones:/home/fjones:/bin/bash
    What does the "x" after the initial appearance of the username ("fjones") mean? Choose only one answer.

    1. The user's password in plain text.
    2. The user's password is stored in /etc/passwd.
    3. The user's password is stored in /etc/shadow.
    4. The user's password has been disabled by root.
    5. The user's password has expired.

    Answer later.
     
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  2. guyver9114

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    Numero 3
     
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  3. ffreeloader

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    Which I could just type the answer, but with the post size limit you can't, so 3 is my answer.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    *cringe* :oops:
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    Oh, oh. I musta got this one wrong.
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    That's not what I meant. You've been finding my errors with a fair amount of regularity and I was just concerned that I'd goofed this one up, too. :oops:
     
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  7. ffreeloader

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was whining about the 10 character post minimum size, not your questions.
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    Answer time. The correct answer is #3. The /etc/shadow file protects the user password and is represented by the "x" in /etc/passwd.
     
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