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Re: Configuration recommendations in a heterogenous Linux environment?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-04 09:19:32 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Huelsmann" <ehuels@gmail.com>
To: "Nico Kadel-Garcia" <nkadel@comcast.net>
Cc: "Garrett Rooney" <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net>; "Ulrich Eckhardt"
<eckhardt@satorlaser.com>; <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: Configuration recommendations in a heterogenous Linux

> On 7/4/06, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@comcast.net> wrote:

>> Is it? Good! But it's still plain-text storage, and that's still
>> unforgivable.
> On Windows, the password store is protected by the encryption scheme
> which decrypts once you're logged in, so the situation has improved
> quite a bit.
> There's also built in support for Keychain on the mac to encrypt
> passwords.
> but: if you don't trust your OS (after you configured it correctly and
> securely), the OP is right, you should not be using it...

Erik, I was talking about the server side. It's a ghods-awful approach to
keep software passwords floating around in plain text, for any system. The
server administrator *should not* in general know user's passwords.

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