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Re: root password is not stored in /etc/cipux/

Hi Ralf,

On Tuesday 12 December 2006 18:36, RalfGesellensetter wrote:
> Am Dienstag 12 Dezember 2006 13:57 schrieb Christian Kuelker:
> > But the fact remains: the password is stored on the disk.
> Hi Christian,
> over all, I understand your arguments and mostly agree. 

> Maybe a more 
> constructive was discussing approaches that would hinder mere Knoppix
> users from reading that file.
Is there a samba server on each knoppix. I guess yes.

> How about creating an encrypted loop device - maybe with hard coded
> key ;)
And where do you store the key? On the disk I guess ...

> How about patching ldap and give it a backdoor for cipux/merging both
> tools etc. or using ldap caching tools (libnss?) ...

Please describe this in more details.

> Most of those approaches apply sole obscurification without adding any
> extra security. But well, if it is just to keep out plain Knoppix
> users ;)

;) And windows user!


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