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Old 09-03-2003, 08:08 AM   #1
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Angry Remembering Passwords


Everytime I want to start Mandrake Control Center it ask for the root password. There is an option to save the password, and thus remembering this every time I run Mandrake Control Center. But when I turn on this option there is no succes... It keeps asking for the root password no matter what.. How can I fix it?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:01 AM   #2
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Re: Remembering Passwords

I'm not aware of any way to do this... but frankly, I don't think you'd want to. It's in there as a security precaution.

One way around this would be to log in every time as root. Please DO NOT do this if you are on a machine connected to the internet, which I'm assuming you are since you're posting to this forum

In short, I don't think you can permanently store the root password.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:10 AM   #3
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"In short, I don't think you can permanently store the root password."

Why did they install that option if you can't really use it...
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:36 AM   #4
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"Why did they install that option if you can't really use it... "

Great question! Now you've got me wondering. I can think of two reasons:

1) Its a bug... and supposed to work but it doesn't; or
2) Perhaps our system security settings are set to high to allow the root password to be saved.

If you poke around "security" in the control center (under system options) it offers you a few choices like "password_history" which is by default set to 0. It would make sense if we could change that to 1 or 2 or higher that it would be able to remember... but I've been unsuccessfull at changing that either.

There's a good root page at mandrakeuser that discusses root.

Well, now you have me curious... but its not an option I want to change anyways If you discover an answer, please post it to the board for all of us.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:53 AM   #5
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(not being at home, therefor not having mandrake in front of me)

I think that the feature is so that it remembers the password for the rest of the session. Basically it keeps you logged in to su until either you manually tell it not to (there should be an icon added to your tool bar) or you log out.

As stated above, just leaving root access on permenantly is a horrible, horrible idea. I don't mean to sound mean, but it needs to be hammered in as hard as possible. I'm a little nervous about leaving it on for longer than necessary, just to be properly paranoid.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:05 AM   #6
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LOL okay! Never mind then .
You all say it's bad for my system and I don't want my system fux0red...
 
  


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