Password dilemmas.

Tim Winders twinders at
Wed Feb 25 06:28:59 GMT 1998

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Samuel James Johnston wrote:

> not get to see the cleartext password. In the land of UNIX, the only two
> processes which handle the cleartext password regularly are login and
> /bin/passwd.

What about POP/IMAP daemons?  This wouldn't be universal of course, but on
MY system, I don't have too many "interactive" logins (telnet, etc).
Most/all of my users have Unix accounts which are used primarily for mail
(POP/IMAP) and some file storage (SAMBA).

Could this be used in any way to "get" the cleartext password?

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