SEMI-SUMMARY: Corrupt passwd/shadow files...

From: Carle Brisson (
Date: Mon Dec 29 1997 - 11:53:37 CST

Thanks to the following for their responses (hope I didn't forget anyone):

"Robert T. Clift" <>
Russ Poffenberger <>
JOSEPH AAJ Chackompally <>
Aleksandar Milivojevic <>
James Kwong <>
"Peter L. Berghold" <>
"Karl E. Vogel" <>
David Thorburn-Gundlach <>

Although the general concensus is to do more in the way of preventative
maintenance, I still didn't really get an answer to the gist of the
question which basically was:

Can a process be run in a cron or at startup even with a 0-length passwd
file ?
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