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Re: proposal: config option to prevent password storage

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-23 06:11:00 CEST

"Barry Scott" <barry.alan.scott@ntlworld.com> writes:
> I would put this more strongly. You must default to a policy
> of being secure.
> I do not trust myself or my users to remember to block this
> security hole reliably.

With `http basic' authentication, worrying about plaintext passwords
being stored on the client side has got to be some kind of joke -- the
things are flying over the net in cleartext too. Therefore I think
the current default is fine :-).

A repository that's doing some truly cryptographically secure method
of authentication presumably isn't storing stuff in plaintext on the
client side anyway.

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Received on Mon Sep 23 06:35:15 2002

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