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TABLE_PASSWD(5)             BSD File Formats Manual            TABLE_PASSWD(5)

NAME
     table_passwd -- format description for smtpd passwd tables

DESCRIPTION
     This manual page documents the file format of "passwd" tables used by the
     smtpd(8) mail daemon.

     The format described here applies to tables as defined in smtpd.conf(5).

PASSWD TABLE
     A "passwd" table stores information regarding local users.  The informa-
     tion is encoded using the traditional passwd(5) format and allows the
     sharing of a user database across different software supporting this for-
     mat.

     The table is used by smtpd(8) when authenticating a user or when user
     information such as user-id or home directory is required for a delivery.

     A "passwd" table consists of a flat file containing the user entries,
     each one on a line by itself, with fields separated by a colon:

           gilles:*:1000:1000:Gilles:/home/gilles:/sbin/nologin
           eric:*:1001:1001:Eric:/home/eric:/sbin/nologin
           chl:*:1002:1002:Charles:/home/chl:/sbin/nologin

     If the table is used for authentication, the second field may contain a
     password encrypted using the crypt(3) function.  Such passwords can be
     generated using the encrypt(1) utility or smtpctl(8) encrypt command.

SEE ALSO
     passwd(5), smtpd.conf(5), smtpctl(8), smtpd(8)

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