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

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Fri Jan 4 20:31:07 UTC 2013

>>>>> "Gustavo" == Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar> writes:

 Gustavo> 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>

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

 Gustavo> However i'd like to see an option where the root password is untouched,
 Gustavo> probably as default.

 Gustavo> A slippy finger might get a bad surprise when upgrading to a
 Gustavo> new buildroot version and sees it's skeleton root password
 Gustavo> zapped away to nothing by surprise - an error that might take
 Gustavo> some time to get noticed and might even get shipped.  Regards.

Hmm, the root passwd stuff should only only be active if the default
rootfs skeleton is used (so no passwd). I see that's not the case today,
will fix.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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