[Perl] authentication on Linux

Gabor Szabo gabor at tracert.com
Sun Oct 20 02:51:40 PDT 2002

While running as a regular user (a web server)
how can I check if a given username and password is correct on a given 
linux box if that linux box uses yellow pages for authentication ?

how can I change password of any user ?

And what is the prefered way to do this from Perl ?


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