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Re: [Monotone-devel] passphrase option

From: Carlos Hespanhol
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] passphrase option
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:34:56 -0300
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Thank you all for the help

because I was using --norc option (monotone doesnt find the home directory)
I didnt think of using LUA (and I'm brazilian like LUA), but using --norc and 
--rcfile pointing to a monotonerc worked fine.

regarding writing passwords in files I agree with Richard, but my original 
idea was the user type the password in a dialog(GUI) and then I would call 
monotone using this password, it wouldnt be writen to a file, and like Jon 
said it could be hidden by monotone.
The way I'm using now it's writen in the rc file but an option would be to 
call a program that opens a dialog asking for the password and returns it in 
a file that is erased by get_passphrase as soon as it gets it.

Anyway, I solved my problem and I'm begining to learn and enjoy monotone.

Congratulations for the good job.

Em Quinta 12 Agosto 2004 07:09, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker escreveu:
> In message <address@hidden> on Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:11:34 
+0200, Jon Bright <address@hidden> said:
> jon> wrt. the LUA passphrase hook, I wouldn't necessarily want to use
> jon> it myself, but I don't think of it as a risk per se.  Even if
> jon> ssh-agent (or similar) support were added, I think there's a fair
> jon> argument for leaving the hook there.
> Oh, absolutely.  I'm not saying the hook should be removed, it
> definitely has a value, for example to store the password for a server
> key (yeah, I know, it makes one cringe, but what can you do, eh?).
> However, I want to stress that passwords in files should be used with
> causion, and that alternatives should be used if available.
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