Password Last Change Date
Posted on 2004-11-01
I have problem in make sure the password last change date in shadow file in Solaris 11.
Here's the line : root:HhOVtAnPp:6445::::::
I read from a source that the lastch date could be determined by adding 6445 with 1/1/1970. In this case I add 6445 with 1/1/1970 and i got 25-Aug-1987.
My questions is : Does the 6445 number above indicate that the root user has never changed the password? If the answer is yest, it'll become another question to me, because the system administrator told me that the password is changed regularly.
Is there any possibility that although the password has been changed, the lastch date in shadow file is not changed?
Thank you for your input before,