Manual Reference Pages - CONSERVER.PASSWD (5)
conserver.passwd - user access information for
conserver.passwd file is the user authentication and authorization file for
Upon each incoming client connection,
conserver opens and reads the
conserver.passwd file, so edits to the file take effect immediately.
It reads only until the first
Blank lines and comment lines (those beginning with a # and
optional leading whitespace) are ignored.
Non-ignored lines beginning with whitespace are considered
continuations of the previous line.
This allows you to span one logical line over
many physical lines and insert comments wherever appropriate.
Each logical line consists of two colon-separated fields.
Leading and trailing white space in each field is ignored.
the login name of the authorized user,
or the string
*any* to match any user.
This is compared against the name sent by the
console client, based either on the users identity or on the
-l option. Since
conserver only uses the first
username match, a
*any* entry will apply to any user
without an entry earlier in the file.
the encrypted password,
or the string
*passwd* to indicate that
conserver should look up the users password
in the system
passwd (or shadow) database. If PAM support has been enabled
(--with-pam), PAM lookups will be done instead of
passwd (or shadow) lookups (you may need to edit /etc/pam.conf or create /etc/pam.d/conserver).
If this field is empty, password checking is bypassed for this user.
Mary uses the password specified above;
it does not matter whether she has a login on the conserver host.
Fred may connect only with his regular login password on the conserver host.
Bozo is only allowed to access a console if his password isnt used (since
its invalid) which means he needs to come from a
Anyone not listed above uses their regular login and password.
There is currently no way provided by the conserver package
to generate the encrypted password strings
besides copying them from the system
passwd database or running
via C or perl or some other language that supports it.
|conserver-8.2.1 ||CONSERVER.PASSWD (5) ||2004/01/08 |
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