HZ variable in shadow-mk login.defs

HZ variable in shadow-mk login.defs

Post by Dan Srebni » Tue, 28 May 1996 04:00:00

This may be a silly question, but I can't seem to find an answer reading
the accompanying docs, so...

What is the purpose of the HZ variable as found in the login.defs file
used by the shadow password suite?  The default is set to 100, which
appears to be double the standard non-US AC current frequency.  Is this
related to the current frequency or something entirely different?

Thanks for any assistance.


Dan Srebnick


1. What is login.secure from shadow-mk package?

Just was about to update my shadow programs (compiling the shadow-mk
package by Mohan Kokal, which is the 3.3.2 sources), when before the
install I noticed something funny.

Here's the snippet from the Makefile where login is installed:

        install -m4755 login $(LOGINDIR)/_login
        install -m4711 login.secure $(LOGINDIR)/login

Hm, seems that login in installed as _login, and another binary,
login.secure is installed as login. What's funny is, the package has
no sources for login.secure.  This binary was never in the
shadow-3.n.n packages, and in this package is never referred to in
any README's.
So how secure can it be that there are no sources.
Just asking.

Sagittarius(tty2):/usr/src/shadow-mk> ls -la log*
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        2381 Jun 28 04:44 log.c
-rw-------   1 root     staff         793 Sep  1 15:04 log.o
-rwx--x--x   1 root     staff       27792 Sep  1 15:05 login
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        3351 Jun 28 04:44 login.1
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff       14568 Sep 17  1993 login.5
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        3264 Sep 17  1993 login.c
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        5324 Jul 13 09:12 login.defs
-rw-------   1 root     staff        1555 Sep  1 15:04 login.o
-rws--x--x   1 root     staff        1124 Jul 13 10:36 login.secure <- ?
-rwx--x--x   1 root     staff        3988 Sep  1 15:09 logoutd
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        1009 Sep  1 13:36 logoutd.8
-rw-r--r--   1 root     staff        5399 Sep 17  1993 logoutd.c
-rw-------   1 root     staff        2185 Sep  1 15:09 logoutd.o

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