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Re: [PATCH] Obfuscate auth info

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: 2006-10-20 14:46:36 CEST

I'd like the cleartext passwords to be obfuscated.

On Wed, 18 Oct 2006, Alex Holst wrote:
> I claim that, regardless of what warning might appear in the password
> file, obfuscated auth data will result in many users/admins/managers
> thinking it takes a lot of effort to recover their password. Anyone who
> has ever dealt with users or managers knows I'm not kidding.

What if the warning said: "To undo the trivial scrambling, just run
the following sed/awk/perl/python script: <insert script here>."

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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