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

Am Dienstag 12 Dezember 2006 20:23 schrieb Finn-Arne Johansen:
> I dont quite agree that it's in cleartext, but I kind of agree with
> you.

Mh, even though this might not be constructive, here: Should we obscure 
the password by use of any encryption (ROT-13?!).

The sugestion of using some encrypted block device that is kept in an 
image file still has some attraction to me - but again would need a key 
to access the data. Taking something like`md5sum /proc/cpuinfo` or the 
like would provide an individual, but locally reproducable key - but 
then also mean further obscurification... ;)


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