[clug] Spreading the joy!
Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Wed Oct 27 07:23:19 GMT 2004
Paul Warren wrote:
> Recently I did a debian install for a client. I set the root password
> and promptly forgot it, before writing it down. a total mind blank, I
> still don't remember what I set it to. I just restarted the install,
> wrote down the password, then set it :o)
> Now I'm administering this machine from 4 hours away.
> Another thing, this particular company didn't care about network
> security, their philosophy was that only employees can get into the
> building to access the Samba Share I set up, so they didn't want
> passwords protecting it! I couldn't convince them that this was a "Bad
> Idea" TM. and the customer is always right so i let it go
> anyone else seen this sort of thing, and what should I do about it?
I'd get it in writing that you advised them to use passwords and they chose
not to. Get them to waive any liability to you for the consequences.
(note: IANAL (I Am Not A Lawyer) - so this may not hold up in court. But
having them put it in writing will help them to clearly think through why
they want it that way).
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