[PC-BSD Testing] Testing PC-BSD 9 beta notes

jmdennis @dslextreme.com jmdennis at dslextreme.com
Thu Aug 18 01:00:39 PDT 2011


Here is a video for the pclinuxos version.  It is within the first 2
minutes that they talk about how it is done there.  It seems like a
good idea that way you do not have to enter in the password all the
time.

http://www.pcmech.com/article/pclinuxos-kde-minime-edition/

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:40 AM, Serghey Suvorov
<serghey.suvorov at gmail.com> wrote:
> A good example of the root PW (rPW) saving I see in my ScientificLinux
> 5.5/GNOME.
> 1) After root authorization in any GUI   I see in tray a mark of saving rPW.
> It
> remains 2-3 min.
> 2) Click on it calls 2 options: to save (for a few minutes) or to drop.
> "Drop/Save" does not act on actual GUI, only on future. It does not act on
> GUI
> without rPW requirement (if you'll call file manager, it will not have a
> root access).
> 3) rPW saving does not act in terminal; only rPW within terminal is legal.
> It is very good; the saving root terminal is a mortal danger.
>
> That rPW saving is absent in SL 6.x. Maybe due to extreme danger.
>
> Regards, Serghey
>
>
> On 17 August 2011 04:02, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 08/16/2011 07:58, jmdennis @dslextreme.com wrote:
>>>
>>> I agree as I would want to not have to enter in the root password each
>>> time.  Their has to be a way to set up users where they have to enter
>>> this if you so choose and for those that do not want to have to enter
>>> it each time they do not.  You can probably use kwallet for this for
>>> those that want to have the passwords remembered.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> The only problem with that is that kwallet isn't installed on everybody's
>> system necessarily. We may need to investigate a way to do another "save
>> password" functionality, so the user could type it once for all the tools.
>> That would have to be for 9.1 though.
>>
>> --
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
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