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Re: Encrypted home directory



Hi.

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 18:19:38 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:

> Wouldn't saving passwords in plaintext (presumably also history and
> cache) be a bug?

Not necessarily. Usually, if you're the client-end of an authentication
session (i.e. the one asking to be authenticated) you'll need the plain text
password. The server-end _may_ need the plain text password, depending on the
exact authentication scheme.

I'd expect a rather client-biased distribution of passwords in a users home
directory.


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