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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] proposal : ~/.authinfo
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 12:43:18 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Matthieu Moy <address@hidden>

    > Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:

    > > and then you can register an archive with something like:

    > >     tla register-archive $ARCHIVENAME http://%s:address@hidden/$PATH

    > Hmm,  actually, this  is not  a really  good idea  : Passwords  on the
    > command line should really be avoided as much as possible :

I think there's a miscommunication here.   This is a mechanism that
would involve _avoiding_ passwords on the command line.

    > A better option would be to  offer the user to keep his password after
    > entering it with getpass().

That's kind of a separate thing.   Yes, might not be a bad idea.  That
can be handled by providing patches to the transport layer


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