It's easiest to do this using apache, and not php. It's called
mod_auth_pwcheck. You can find information from
http://www.chel.com.ru/~anton/projects/mod_auth_pwcheck/.; Hope this helps.
>I know that, I can use HTTP, or just normal HTML to prompt for user id
>And check against the plain text, encrypted text or Database for the user
>But I wonder if I can check the user account against with the
>/etc/passwd, i.e. use the system accounts.
>For example, in the system, I am account 'snoopy', and password 'isadog'.
>In PHP, I prompt for the account, and if the user enters snoopy:isadog,
>can I verify this from the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow???
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