[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] base-files utils/busybox: Make requiring login in console default for easily accessed devices

John Crispin blogic at openwrt.org
Wed Dec 23 07:24:22 EST 2015

On 23/12/2015 13:05, Imre Kaloz wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> On Wed, 23 Dec 2015 07:58:59 +0100, Daniel Dickinson
> <openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com> wrote:
>> I am reworking this (requiring console login) as couple of packages
>> for the packages feed, although it may require an image.mk or packages
>> Makefile hook in order to embed an appropriate inittab into the image
>> (since the inittab will need to be modified and we need to guarantee
>> the correct order of actions; and inittab comes from base-files which
>> is last thing done in the packages Makefile).
> I hope the other devs will chime in, but FWIW I would make this enabled
> unconditionally across all targets. As we already have a way to do a
> "factory reset" using the reset button, IMHO failsafe should also
> enforce login passwords everywhere, including the serial console.

default on, once root passwd is set sounds good. an optional opt-out
feature would be nice to avoid people having to add dirty hacks to get
rid of the login prompt on tty shells. this could be hidden inside a
wrapper script called by inittab.
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