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Re: doas method default user should be user-login-name

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: doas method default user should be user-login-name
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:28:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sunil Nimmagadda <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,

Hi Sunil,

> doas(1) on the commandline while prompting for password displays
> address@hidden, for example...
> ~$ doas ls
> doas (address@hidden) password:
> but tramp's doas method default username is set to "root" and the text
> displayed while prompting for password is...
> Password for /doas:address@hidden:
> which confused me. doas(1) expects the user's password. The following
> diff sets doas method's default user to user-login-name instead of
> "root".
> I was wondering if this a good approach to fix the prompt, thanks.

If you change the default user name like this, "/doas::" would work as
yourself, with user-login-name. This doesn't make sense. "root" seems to
be the better default.

I acknowledge that the prompt might be a little bit confusing. Tramp
shows always a prompt indicating which user will be used after
switching. But as experienced user of doas, you know that you shall
always give your own password, like for su and sudo.

Best regards, Michael.

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