They probably save it outside of the OS. Maybe when you set up
the account, they save the password you gave them. The ISP
doesn't ever need it and no one else should have a way to get it.
If a user forgets their password, just change it to another one. The
ISP doesn't need the old one to do that.
There is a major security issue here. If the bad guy can convince
my ISP that he is me, he gets my password and I have no clue
until too late. If the bad guy can convince my ISP that he is me
and they change the password, at least I'd know that something
is amiss the next time I logged in. The drones on the other end
of the phone are paid to give you whatever it takes to let them
move on to the next call. Security is not their main concern.
> The never have access to your account password? I work for an ISP in the
> south, and we have accounting software that we can view/change passwords
> > > It would be great if you could give us a little more information
> > > are the passwords stored in files, named according to the login name,
> > > located in this directory you mentioned?). If that is indeed the
> > > then you could run 'cat ./*'
> > > Please give more information if this doesn't solve the problem.
> > > -Ryan
> > > > We are running a small ISP in the midwest on a linux server (Redhat
> > > > 6.1). We would like to view and possibly print out a list of users
> > > > their passwords. We can view each user/password individually and can
> > > > view the directory that list all users but can't figure out how to
> > > > that directory also show passwords. Is this possible.
> > > > Thanks for your help.
> > > > Richard
> > For what reason would you want to view the passwords? My
> > ISP NEVER has access to that information. Just curious.
> > --
> > Herb Stein
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> > www.herbstein.com
> > 314 952-4601
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