From: John_White at domain Dell.com
Date: Tue 12 Oct 1999 - 21:32:19 IST
yeah, but what about when the mail exchanger goes down at 1:00 in the
morning, the day after the mail admin was hit by a speeding cow ?
"Quick everybody, call the Bank ! ! !"
From: Thomas Bridge [mailto:thomas at domain medianet.ie]
Sent: 12 October 1999 16:35
To: John_White at domain exchange.dell.com
Cc: kenn at domain bluetree.ie; ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: RE: [ILUG] Password management
On Tue, 12 Oct 1999 John_White at domain dell.com wrote:
> What about the Star Trek approach . . . .
> A sensitive piece of data is protected by 5 passwords,
> any 3 of which will allow access.
> Anyone know of a real world implementation of this ?
Well I wouldn't use Star Trek as a security model - their security is so
bad that it is clear it is based on Windows 95 (definitely not even NT)
type technology. 
What I would suggest is sealing the envelopes and then handing them to a
solicitor or bank for holding - to be opened only in the event of a
Don't simply put them in the boss's safe unless you want the boss's
secretary to have root on your machine.
 I will discuss this if required.
-- Thomas Bridge Senior Hostmaster/Sysadmin, VIA NET.WORKS Ireland. thomas.bridge at domain via-net-works.ie "Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had." - Linus Torvalds
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