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

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Wed Dec 23 11:27:37 EST 2015

On 2015-12-23 16:27, Bastian Bittorf wrote:
> * Imre Kaloz <kaloz at openwrt.org> [23.12.2015 16:22]:
>> >I'd hate to have some corner case result in bricked routers for
>> >people who have no means of recovering from a bad flash.
>> You can reflash from the bootloader all the time, we are talking
>> about userland here. IMHO this should be just a normal change, like
>> dropping telnet. Enforcing login should be on by default, specially
>> since if one forgets the password they can just reset everything to
>> defaults keeping the reset button pressed.
> I am against asking for a password in failsafe mode:
> failsafe is failsafe is failsafe.
> You have to run mount_root which does _things_ and can break.
I completely agree with this. Failsafe needs to be robust.

- Felix
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