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clarify note about shadow password support (from
authorGurusamy Sarathy <gsar@cpan.org>
Fri, 28 Apr 2000 21:02:58 +0000 (21:02 +0000)
committerGurusamy Sarathy <gsar@cpan.org>
Fri, 28 Apr 2000 21:02:58 +0000 (21:02 +0000)
gellyfish@gellyfish.com)

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@6010

pod/perlfunc.pod

index 17af812..603d057 100644 (file)
@@ -1896,8 +1896,10 @@ by using the C<Config> module and the values C<d_pwquota>, C<d_pwage>,
 C<d_pwchange>, C<d_pwcomment>, and C<d_pwexpire>.  Shadow password
 files are only supported if your vendor has implemented them in the
 intuitive fashion that calling the regular C library routines gets the
-shadow versions if you're running under privilege.  Those that
-incorrectly implement a separate library call are not supported.
+shadow versions if you're running under privilege or if there exists
+the shadow(3) functions as found in System V ( this includes Solaris
+and Linux.)  Those systems which implement a proprietary shadow password
+facility are unlikely to be supported.
 
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 the login names of the members of the group.