09 November 2004
Over the past couple months, I've been diligently changing root passwords and others, and shortly after I do, I end up changing them again, because I can't remember them at all.
sudo(8) I can barely remember any of my root passwords. I don't need it when I have
sudo. It keeps me from lingering logged in as root, but it seems like a dangerous trend to not remember any of the passwords. I know when confronted with an
fsck or something that says "login in single-user mode", I'm going to be in trouble.
Using openssh keys to login without passwords is sure to rot the user passwords right out of my brain as well.
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