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Killing File Control Connections.
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 89 17:00 CDT
From: email@example.com (David Gadbois)
This is getting off the subject a bit, but: I set
FS:*REMEMBER-PASSWORDS* to t (wrapped in a LOGIN-FORMS) in my lispm-init
file, mainly because I often deal with file connections to Unix boxes
that want passwords a lot. I had assumed that the remembered password
goes away when the file connection goes away, and that if I was
concerned about leaving them around, I could always manually close the
connection or do a :Reset Network to clobber them all. Is this a safe
assumption, or are the passwords cached somewhere other than in the file
connection? I'm mainly concerned about a novice or careless user
accidentally messing up files rather than any malicious acts.
The passwords are stored in the file access path objects (the
structures displayed in the Peek File System screen). These stick
around even after the network connection is closed. Yes, resetting
the access path will clear out the information.
If you're only worried about accidents, and not about true security,
then your precautions are sufficient.