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authorGravatar Eric Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>2003-07-22 09:59:34 +0000
committerGravatar Eric Andersen <andersen@codepoet.org>2003-07-22 09:59:34 +0000
commit9c3c38da5575b1eca8690855a2e4894d4cab34e2 (patch)
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Patch from Terje Kvernes adding quite a lot of missing documentation
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1 files changed, 18 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/loginutils/Config.in b/loginutils/Config.in
index 494ddbd6b..9b40871e6 100644
--- a/loginutils/Config.in
+++ b/loginutils/Config.in
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ config CONFIG_GETTY
bool "getty"
default n
help
- Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+ Getty lets you log in on a tty, it is normally invoked by init.
config CONFIG_LOGIN
bool "login"
@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@ config CONFIG_VLOCK
bool "vlock"
default n
help
- Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+ Build the "vlock" applet, that allows you to lock (virtual) terminals.
comment "Common options for adduser, deluser, login, su"
depends on CONFIG_ADDUSER || CONFIG_DELUSER || CONFIG_LOGIN || CONFIG_SU
@@ -109,14 +109,28 @@ config CONFIG_FEATURE_SHADOWPASSWDS
default n
depends on CONFIG_ADDUSER || CONFIG_DELUSER || CONFIG_LOGIN || CONFIG_SU
help
- Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+ Build support for shadow password in /etc/shadow. This file is only
+ only readable by root and thus the encrypted passwords are no longer
+ publicly readable.
config CONFIG_USE_BB_SHADOW
bool " Use busybox shadow password functions"
default n
depends on CONFIG_USE_BB_PWD_GRP && CONFIG_FEATURE_SHADOWPASSWDS
help
- Please submit a patch to add help text for this item.
+ If you leave this disabled, busybox will use the system's shadow
+ password handling functions. And if you are using the GNU C library
+ (glibc), you will then need to install the /etc/nsswitch.conf
+ configuration file and the required /lib/libnss_* libraries in
+ order for the shadow password functions to work. This generally
+ makes your embedded system quite a bit larger.
+
+ Enabling this option will cause busybox to directly access the
+ system's /etc/shadow file when handling shadow passwords. This
+ makes your system smaller and I will get fewer emails asking about
+ how glibc NSS works). When this option is enabled, you will not be
+ able to use PAM to access shadow passwords from remote LDAP
+ password servers and whatnot.
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