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Default user decisions

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:09:06AM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Hi,
> some days ago, somone on irc asked about thoughs of having, by default,
> no password for the live user.
> Currently, we have the username 'user' with password 'live', which I
> *personally* consider to be a reasonable choice.
> The only other live system I know remotely, uses username 'ubuntu' and
> no password.
> That made me curious what others think. So, what do *you* guys think?
> Should it be left as is? Or do you have other preferences? How do other
> live systems do it?

Password should not be required for that user in {g|k}dm (e.g: in case
there is a need to logout and re-login). But disabling password
elsewhere is probably not a good idea.

The console login uses the "login" program which may be used by some
other programs for remote login. There are telnet ans rsh/rlogin that
nobody really uses (right?)

Various other optional packages (e.g: openssh-server) will allow remote
login. I suppose it is a bad idea to make it password-less. 

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