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Re: [PATCH] default to --no-auth-cache

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-14 22:06:28 CET

rbb@rkbloom.net wrote:

>Just for completeness, the security concerns are just as valid. On a
>multi-user system, the password should not be stored on the disk by
>default, especially not in plain text.

It wouldn't be a problem if you have an encrypted filesystem, of course;
I wonder how hard it would be to encrypt the password?

Oh, and BTW, regarding cert authentication with SSL -- the certs (or
rather, the private keys) have to be password-protected, too, otherwise
anyone can use them. Same problem, one level deeper.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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