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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] proposal : ~/.authinfo

From: Nikolai Weibull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] proposal : ~/.authinfo
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 22:59:47 +0100
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* Matthieu Moy <address@hidden> [Mar 10, 2004 22:10]:
  [passwords in urls are bad]
> So, I would like to implement a ~/.authinfo mechanism.
> The file ~/.authinfo would contain several lines

> machine XXX login YYY password ZZZ

> Any remarks on this ?

yes.  why not parse ~/.netrc which is kind of standard for things like
this (or?).  i was thinking about this myself in fact, as i have a login
on a site that i cannot up in an URL, since it contains an @-sign (it's
basically an email address), which is used to separate the username and
password from the hostname.

And by the way, don't respond to threads with a new topic, it messes up

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