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From:Paul DuBois Date:April 4 2000 4:33pm
Subject:RE: binary installation
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At 11:13 AM -0500 04-04-2000, indrek siitan wrote:
>Hi,
>
>>  - Specifying the password on the command line allows it to be
>>    seen for an instant by ps.
>
>nope, it's stripped out. i don't know exactly by who, but it is.

It's visible *for an instant*.  Client programs typically overwrite
the password after reading it's value so that process-snooping
programs can't see it.  The time-window during which the password
is visible is small, but not non-existent.

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Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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