Looking into my
/etc/shadow file of a fairly new box today (running Arch), I see some passwords as
* (disabled) but some others as
!! and as
!. Presumably that means "disabled", too, but why is the value different?
Is there some convention that I haven't heard of? :-) and if so where would that be documented?
root:*:14871:::::: dbus:!!:18407:::::: dnsmasq:!*:18499:::::: shepherd:!:18502:0:99999:7:::