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Hashed passwords in the shadow file

At work, we use NIS for central UNIX authentication, but server accounts with elevated rights (admin accounts) are actually local, with their own passwd entry. When the NIS password changes (forced password expiry) then I need to request a sync of the new password from NIS to all servers where I have a local account. […]

Watching out for expiring SSL certificates

I guess that, like me, you will be using one or more SSL certificates to encrypt client/server communications. I use self-signed certificates as well as several which I created at http://CAcert.org/ for encrypting traffic between me and my web server, my IMAP server, my SMTP server and more. Invariably these will eventually expire, because that […]