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Re: [opensuse] passwords
  • From: Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 04:46:09 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612200446.09305.kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 20 December 2006 04:19, James Knott wrote:
> Doug McGarrett wrote:
> > To all the folks who write code for Linux:
> >
> > I live in a house by myself. Nobody else ever uses my computer. I
> > really hate it when some program tells me I need an 8-character
> > password. I would be just as happy to bypass the password stuff
> > altogether, but I have a simple password that I want to use on
> > everything. It has 5 characters, and I can remember it. Please keep
> > people like me in mind. Thank you.
> Now, please explain how they'll be able to tell the difference between
> you and someone who needs better security.
> As I recall, SUSE only warns you about weak passwords. It doesn't stop
> you from using one. In fact, you can even configure it for automatic
> login.

Yes - all my SUSE systems have auto login.

I suppose the OP could even use root as the main user or a root equivalent.

A very bad idea and not worth the trouble, IMO, but it could be done.

kai ||

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