New password echoes on Sol8
ed at UDel.Edu
Tue Oct 30 02:36:40 EST 2001
On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Markus Friedl wrote:
> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 19:36:34 +0200
> From: Markus Friedl <markus at openbsd.org>
> To: Ed Phillips <ed at UDel.Edu>
> Cc: OpenSSH Development <openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org>
> Subject: Re: New password echoes on Sol8
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:12:35PM -0400, Ed Phillips wrote:
> > I tried replacing readpassphrase() for v2.9.9p2 on Sol8 with a different
> > version that just calls getpassphrase(). It appears to solve the echo
> > problem when the user tries to login in interactive mode and needs to
> > change their password.
> > Can anyone else try this with v2.9.9p2 on Solaris? Be sure to add:
> > #define HAVE_GETPASSPHRASE
> the bug should be fixed instead.
Okay... it appears that the bug has been found and fixed.
> we already have enough waste in openssh.
Some might say it is a "waste" to replace a perfectly good OS-supplied
routine (like getpassphrase()) with yet more code that does the same
And I agree... a quick glance at what's getting bundled into my ssh/sshd
executables on Solaris - we have the following code getting compiled-in
even though a routine of the same name or another name with the same
function is already availble in libc or other libs:
... now that's a waste! ;-P
Ed Phillips <ed at udel.edu> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
Systems Programmer III, Network and Systems Services
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