Shawn A. Wilson
lannocc at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 21 19:13:11 PDT 2000
Or.. combining both ideas:
Use a substring that you memorize, and write the variable part of the
string (the part that's different on each computer) on the paper. I don't
think I'd associate any part of the password with a characteristic of the
machine (such as IP octets), because if a person somehow obtains one
password it wouldn't take much work to figure out the passwords for the
other machines. However, using my method, he would need both an actual
password AND the slip of paper.
But who am I to tell? I've never administered a bunch of servers
before. That's just what I would do IF I ever did.
On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Shawn A. Wilson wrote:
> Try post-it notes on the monitors :)
> Actually, how about keeping them on a piece of paper in your wallet. If
> you're really concerned about someone obtaining that piece of paper, don't
> identify them as passwords and maybe use a real simple encryption scheme
> (such as reversed order, or opposite case, etc).
> On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, M. Oesterwinter wrote:
> > I am starting to admin a bunch of servers, and I am wondering what people
> > do to keep track of root passwords. I haven't been using the
> > same password on different servers due to the fear of someone hacking one
> > of my servers and getting the password. What does everyone do?
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