security issues

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Mar 14 12:31:33 UTC 2006

On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 09:24:42PM -0300, Julio Biason wrote:
> On 3/13/06, Lamp <lampajoo at> wrote:
> > Why on God's green earth was the password ever written to a file in
> > the first place?!?!??
> I bet on "it was there for debugging proposes, but we forgot to remove
> it later".

No, it was far from that simple; if it were that simple, I suspect I'd
have handed in my resignation already! The problem was quite subtle, and
I've just posted a fuller explanation elsewhere in this thread.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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