Solaris and the "news" user
w.a.sellers at larc.nasa.gov
Thu Feb 10 20:57:07 UTC 2005
Another point we may want to address is the configuration of the news user
account on Solaris. It appears that Sun has altered the behavior in
Solaris 8 (with patches), Solaris 9 and 10 of locked user accounts. Sun
makes a distinction of non-login accounts (NP) and locked accounts
(*LK*). If someone configures the news user to have a locked account
(*LK*), then the news.daily will not run in cron. The options are to have
a real password, or to use NP.
If the news account is not normally used for interactive logins, then in
/etc/shadow on Solaris, we need:
Can we add a warning to the INSTALL file and to the FAQ about this issue?
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