[cgl_discussion] Re: Project review
larry_butler at hp.com
Wed Oct 2 10:38:14 PDT 2002
On Wednesday 02 October 2002 11:29 am, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> | The password is stored in the kernel in MD5 encrypted form. The
> | encrypted
> | form of the password can be set or retrieved through a new sysctl
> | control
> | or
> | through (/proc/sys/kernel/kdbpassword). A utility to encrypt passwords
> | in
> | MD5 format already exists as part of GRUB.
> So is grub a requirement to use this patch, or just the grub
> 'md5crypt' utility? (which I don't seem to have just now :(
No, not a requirement. You could, for example, use a password from your
If you wanted to use your root password for KDB too you could do this:
grep ^root: /etc/shadow | cut -d: -f2 > /proc/sys/kernel/kdbpassword
in your rc.local.... for example.
There are certainly ways to make this whole thing easier (which maybe should
be part of future requirements). Thoughts, anyone?
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