On 2008-12-04 12:56:44 +0100, Dominique Leuenberger wrote:
On 12/4/2008 at 12:54 PM, Marcus Hüwe firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
First thanks for your patch but I'm a bit hesitant to add a gnome
to osc (although it's optional). What about if we simply store the
base64 encoded in the ~/.oscrc file? Wouldn't this be sufficient?
BASE64 is as good as no encryption at all. Trying to obfuscate has nothing to do with securing anything.
Of course it has nothing to do with security but it prevents others from "stealing" one's password by just "looking over the shoulder". I thought this was his main concern.
The patch looks like it takes quiet nicely care of skipping in case it's not available... maybe it can be extended with a configure parameter, if it should try to be used at all: use-gkm: 1 in ~/.oscrc
Yes you're right the patch itself looks good.