Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 09:57:22PM +0100, Erik Norgaard wrote:Anton Shterenlikht wrote:You can set it in login.conf, when the password is updated the next expire is automatically set.I can't see how to prescribe periodic passwd change, only how to set expiry time. At the moment I put the following line in the root's crontab:2 2 2 * * pw usermod shterenl -p "`date '+\%d-\%m-\%Y'`" This makes a user's passwd expire once a month. Is there a better way to force users change their passwds periodically?I checked login.conf. It seems that passwordtime option has no effect. I did a brief search and found many postings describing the same problem: many options from login.conf have no effect. Perhaps these are the "RESERVED CAPABILITIES' as they are called in the man page. Some people list a patch that supposedly fixes the problem, but I'm not sure if it applies to 6.2-prerelease thatI'm running. thanks anton
did you remember to cap_mkdb after? from the man page:"Whenever changes to this, or the user's ~/.login_conf, file are made, the modifications will not be picked up until cap_mkdb(1) is used to compile the file into a database."
Cheers, Erik -- Ph: +34.666334818 web: http://www.locolomo.org
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