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Re: SU shows my password at terminal

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 01:39:03PM -0700, tb.nospam@comcast.net wrote:

> Sometimes, when I type SU and then start typing my password really fast, 
> a few of the keystrokes will be echod to the screen -- usually when the 
> system is only under moderate load and I'm not "expecting" it to be 
> slow.  It happens in X with gnome-terminal and also sometimes just at 
> the console.
> It's a real usability hassle.  Suggestions?  other than "expect that, 
> and don't do it?"

You need to give su time to convert the tty to noecho. The slower the
system, the longer it will take to do this. Your only choice is to wait
that amount of time. 

Dave Carrigan
Seattle, WA, USA
dave@rudedog.org | http://www.rudedog.org/ | ICQ:161669680

Dave is currently listening to Bob Mould - Heartbreak A Stranger (Workbook)

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