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Re: pwdb breakage



On Sat, 31 May 1997, Erik Troan wrote:

> Too many places still just rdist /etc/passwd. We want Red Hat to look like
> the majority of other Unix platformas which means no shadow passwords or
> md5 passwords by default. 

... which gives you a large amount of 'Linux is not even using shadow
passwords, how can you tell that it is secure ?!' - like type of messages.
Do you still want to get this ? What is the alternative ? Just claim that
'it is more secure now, upgrade your setting if you need to.'

To a point, this is a matter of how do you _sell_ things like this... :-)

Best wishes,
		Cristian Gafton
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Cristian Gafton                                    gafton@sorosis.ro
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