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juan:$1$.QKDPc5E$SWlkjRWexrXYgc98F.:11956:0:90:5:30:12197:This line shows the following information for user juan:

 The password was last changed September 25, 2002
 There is no minimum amount of time required before the password can be changed
 The password must be changed every 90 days
 The user will get a warning five days before the password must be changed.
 The account will be disabled 30 days after the password expires if no login attempt is made
 The account will expire on May 24, 2003

1) What if the minimum amount of time required before the password can be changed is set > than the password must be changed. That is Minimum amount of time required is set to = 10 and password must be changed is set to 5, will it be a conflict? If yes, then will the *NIX gives an error message? or ???

2) " The user will get a warning five days before the password must be changed." Is it the warning is continues? or just once ? where I can get such warning? i.e when I log in to the system using telnet? or ...?
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kecoak
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kecoak
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root_startCommented:
Hi kecoak,

In the following links you will find some information about your questions above:
     1. http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/esapr/chapter/ch01.pdf
     2. http://www.unix.org.ua/orelly/networking/puis/ch08_01.htm
     3. http://tiger.la.asu.edu/Quick_Ref/linux_quickref.pdf
     4. http://www.ussg.iu.edu/UAU/logging/passwd.html


I hope it helps you. =0)
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
didn't answer my question, please advise
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gheistCommented:
Which of following questions left unanswered?

> will it be a conflict?
> will the *NIX give an error?
> or ???
> Is it the warning is continues?
> or just once ?
> where I can get such warning?
> i.e when I log in to the system using telnet?
> or ...?
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ahoffmannCommented:
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