Did Guido have any ideas on what changed in the 2.2 series to warrant
On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, GvS One wrote:
> Hi, netters!
> I just found some discouraging feature of the getpass(3) function,
> which affects the all programs which are using it: passwd, login, ...
> When you press ^C (send intr) at the password prompt, you... can enter
> then password visible (echoed). It does _not_ affect slogin/ssh
> package because it uses other password giving mechanism.
> I don't know, if somebody consider this behaviour normal, but I'm
> not. So, after the few mail exchange with Guido, I've got the
> solution: install getpass v1.6 from the current CVS tree which is
> available from www.freebsd.org. Having problem with applying the
> fetched diff for getpass I patched it manually, rebuilt the diff and
> placed it to the
> So all those how think like me that's abnormal behaviour for the
> getpass can use it. Wish you well.
> SY, Seva Gluschenko, just stranger at the Road.
> --- IRC: erra
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-Brian James Macke firstname.lastname@example.org
Unix SysAdmin/Security Specialist Telegroup, Inc.
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