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Re: [PATCH] don't store plain-text passwords by default

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:45:24 -0700

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:

> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 09:08:31PM -0700, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> > Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:
> >=20
> > > People have been complaining about this forever. I really think we shou=
> ld
> > > finally start listening to our users. I realise that many on this list
> >=20
> > I'm mostly staying out of this, but I can't let this comment go
> > by. The users who complain about this may be vocal, but I see no
> > evidence they're not just a loud minority.=20
> They may be a vocal minority compared to the rest of the user base.
> But I don't think they a very few. I cannot provide exact figures,
> but neither can you. I believe that many people who don't like the
> current behaviour don't even bother posting their thoughts to our lists,
> they probably just look into the docs, think "oh why do have to tell it
> NOT to store my password", go on to do so, and forget about it.

To clarify, I am neutral on the change. I only object to
"finally start listening to our users". As I said on IRC, we add
features because "hey that's a good idea!", whether 1 or 10,000
users ask for it. If the feature is a bad idea, it doesn't
matter how many posts on the users list ask for it. We can argue
all day long whether an idea is good or bad, of course :)

Eric Gillespie <*> epg_at_pretzelnet.org

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