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Re: Encrypted bashrc?


From: William Park
Subject: Re: Encrypted bashrc?
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:08:04 -0500
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On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 04:35:32PM +0800, Clark J. Wang wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM, William Park <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 01:48:59PM +0800, Clark J. Wang wrote:
> > > In my company all the people share a few of Solaris servers which use
> > > NIS to manage user accounts. The bad thing is that some servers' root
> > > passwords are well known so anybody can easily su to my account to
> > > access my files.  To protect some private info in my bashrc I want to
> > > encrypt it. Any one has a good solution for that?
> >
> > From top of my head:
> >    1. gpg
> >    2. openssl
> >
> 
> I've ever tried openssl and it worked fine overall. The big problem is that
> every time I log in or create a new shell window in screen I have to enter
> my key to decrypt the rc file. I usually open 10 shell windows in screen so
> it's really annoying. More elegant solution?

Well, yes.  But, having passphrase visible for others to see would
defeat the purpose, no?

-- 
William



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