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Re: Bikeshed: configuration override order

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:29:03 +0200

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:12:25PM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
> The issue isn't storing passwords, but storing them insecurely, i.e., in
> plaintext on disk. Which is what Subversion does by default unless it

Not "by default" anymore. As of 1.6.0, the default is to *ask*
the user whether storing passwords in plaintext is OK. That is very
different to just storing passwords in plaintext by default.

> I think it's perfectly valid for a shop to force its users to store
> passwords securely, but I wonder if server-side configuration is the way
> to do it -- I'd rather expect them to provide the right sort of client
> for the right sort of system.

I'm wondering about the same question. See my earlier response upthread:

> On 10.08.2010 20:57, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > (*) Actually, on consideration, there was some flap about the "okay to
> > print" flag in PDF documents, or something related to that. I can't
> > remember how it turned out.

There are patches for xpdf that disable all of its DRM features.
That's how it turned out.

Received on 2010-08-11 12:29:47 CEST

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