automatic password generation
Chrony (essentially an xntp3 clone) includes two binaries: a daemon that
runs as root and a control program that runs in user space. To perform
certain operations the user running the control program must provide a
password which is stored in a file readable only by root. I want the
chrony package to install in a configuration that will "just work" on most
systems. To do that I must put a password in that file. I don't want to
put in a default password as most users will not change it, but I don't
want to go to an interactive postinst either. A solution I came up with is
to generate and install a unique random password in the postinst.
IS this ok with policy? Am I missing any obvious problems?
John Hasler This posting is in the public domain.
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