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Re: plaintext passwords - my 0.02c

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-18 17:10:30 CEST

On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 23:51 +1000, Samay wrote:
> “well, if the guys who code subversion are willing to have
> passwords kept on the OS in plain text, how many other
> problems exist in their code?”
> To which there is no real answer.

Of course there is an answer. It is that any product that tries to stop
you from doing bad things will also stop you from doing good things. (I
think Larry Wall said that...). You want a product that permits you use
the approach you know is correct instead of forcing you to use a
potentially bad policy or implementation.

  Les Mikesell
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Received on Tue Jul 18 17:13:58 2006

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