From: James Griffiths (jamesg at domain linsol.com)
Date: Wed 14 Apr 1999 - 10:54:01 IST
John Hegarty wrote:
> I have installed SuSE 6 , and now no user except root can access chfn
> asks for a password, it is not the root password , user password ,
> names , etc... There is no reference to this in the manual or online
The behaviour of chfn can be tuned via the /etc/login.defs config file.
Specifically, it's possible to enable/disable the password check
above and also chfn can be restricted to dis-allow a user from changing
their actual name (as opposed to any of the other info) - useful enough
in guaranteeing username <-> login consistency.
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