ssh and remote sudo not hiding password

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Nov 14 04:25:16 UTC 2009

Hal Burgiss wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 10:49:24AM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> > And who are you to tell me what I can recommend and what I can't? If
>> > this is your list, pull the plug on me. If not, shove it. Sideways. I
>> > don't much care how "the way the distro was planned to be used", I was
>> > not on the planning committee and did not sign on the dotted line or
>> > take the pledge.
>> Nevertheless, you're recommending insecure practices to somebody who
>> clearly
>> doesn't have much of an idea why it _would_ be insecure.  Not nice.
> a) Its not insecure. There are any number of Unix like systems
> (all the *BSD's I believe?) that have root accounts with passwords.

So?  As my mother used to say...  nevermind.


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