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Re: external access and passwd mgmt (was Re: SSH on Cisco ...)

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Sun Apr 30 17:49:00 2000

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Bennett Todd wrote:
> GNU Keyring <URL:> is your friend.
> Store passwords in your Palm, with no fears for the security of the
> backups or the loss of the Palm. And it can generate nice passwords,
> too. 

However, it marks the database file as "no backup" by default, and you have
to use third-party tools to change that.

Oh, and that stuff about having a week to change the battery before you
lose your data after the screen goes blank; rubbish.  :-)

Since it's entirely likely that you'll pick a weak passphrase to protect
the Palm keyring, if you *DO* change the backup bit on that database, don't
sync it at work.

Or, leave the backup bit alone, so it doesn't back up on hotsync, but use a
third-party backup tool to grab the whole shebang frequently.

Yes, I learned this the hard way.