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Re: Use of tokens for access to Debian resources?

On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 03:05:33PM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> Andrew Pollock <apollock@debian.org> writes:
> > I'm inclined to agree with Russell Coker[1], in that Debian should use
> > something like RSA tokens to control access to Debian resources.
> >
> > Given that use of project funds for something like Dunc-Tank was already
> > demed inappropriate, maybe the project will consider this a more suitable
> > use of some of its funds?
> If you are refering in this mail to these little thingies which display
> a number whenever you press a button, the day that Debian will
> start to use these things for serious stuff is the day that I will quit
> the project.  As a blind individual, such security mechanisms would
> totally disable me frm working with the system, and at that point,
> I'd have to quit.
> In my opinion, RSA tokens are very evil, from an accessibility point of view.
> Since you effectively state that only people with working eye-sight
> are competent enough to use your system.

Hey, wow, that's a perfectly valid accessibility issue I'd never thought of.
I'm personally curious how they (i.e. the likes of RSA) deal with that
situation, so I might just have to ask them...



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