[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] target: add different methods to encode passwords

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Fri Jan 4 20:20:00 UTC 2013

On 12/30/2012 03:08 PM, Yann E. MORIN wrote:

> Passwords can be encoded in different ways (from the weakest
> to the strongest): des, md5, sha-256, sha-512
> Add a choice entry to select the method, defaulting to 'md5'.
> Signed-off-by: "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>

Tested-by: Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar>

However i'd like to see an option where the root password is untouched,
probably as default.
A slippy finger might get a bad surprise when upgrading to a new
buildroot version and sees it's skeleton root password zapped away to
nothing by surprise - an error that might take some time to get noticed
and might even get shipped.

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