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SubjectRe: R: Do not use stock RedHat 6.0 kernels with SMBFS! [OFF-TOPIC]
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"Michael H. Warfield" <mhw@wittsend.com> said:

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> The only additional security with the shadow file is that it is readable
> only by root, and that's actually one thing that Windows NT does BETTER.
> On Window NT, the SAM database is actually open and locked by the operating
> system and is not directly readable by ANYONE (not even the administrators)
> while the OS is booted. That means crack the OS, physical access to reboot,
> or brute force. With the shadow password, you only have to break root.
> Then you have full access.

If you break root, you've got full access anyway, so this is moot. I'd
assume if you crack any admin user on WinNT you also have full powers...
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