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Re: Configuration recommendations in a heterogenous Linux environment?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-05 14:55:13 CEST

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 00:39, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> Well, it's a weak defense, but CVS for example uses ROT13... Not much
> protection of your passwords. BTW: How do you suppose those passwords
> get into the password file? I'd say you need a server admin for that
> anyway?

One reasonable way is to let the user type it in himself over
an encrypted connection.

  Les Mikesell
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