stale pointer bug
= S =
star out v.
[University of York, England] To replace a
user's encrypted password in /etc/passwd with a single
asterisk. Under Unix this is not a legal encryption of any
password; hence the user is not permitted to log in. In general,
accounts like adm, news, and daemon are permanently "starred
out"; occasionally a real user might have this inflicted upon
him/her as a punishment, e.g. "Graham was starred out for playing
Omega in working hours". Also occasionally known as The Order Of
The Gold Star in this context. "Don't do that, or you'll be
awarded the Order of the Gold Star..." Compare disusered.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.