[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

RE: sync root passwords?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Egglestone [mailto:megglestone@heritage.sd57.bc.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 2:02 PM
> To: debian
> Subject: Re: sync root passwords?
> Quoting Andrew Perrin <clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu>:
> > You might want to reconsider the project, frankly - why not make
> different
> > root passwords for different machines? That would seem to be a more
> secure
> > alternative. You can make them systematically different to save
> > memorizing them all, by (for example) using the second letter of the
> > hostname as one of the characters of the root password or something
> along
> > those lines.
> >
> > ap
> >
> It might be a little more secure. but what happens when the pattern
> changes?
> You have to login to each server and adjust it. I would like one
script to
> do
> them all at one shot. Plus, I figure if they hack my root passord,
> could
> probably easily figure out the pattern and get all my other servers
> anyway.
So then do something like:

SERVER="merc satu plut mars uran"

for i in $SERVER
  ssh $SERVER passwd root 123$i321

Reply to: