* email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) [030925 14:38]: > 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?" Sorry, that's all I've got. Basically, don't begin typing a password until you get the prompt. I know most of the time we "type ahead" on many commands, but if your password is a secret (which it should be) you should make sure you only begin to type it when you know exactly where it's going. I know I've accidentally typed it in at the login: prompt, when trying to log in too fast. Well, there goes my password plain in the logs! Time to change it... good times, Vineet -- http://www.doorstop.net/ -- --Nick Moffitt A: No. Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
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