[syslinux] Password protection for the simple menu system
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Thu Jan 20 16:02:24 PST 2005
I'm looking at adding password protection to the simple menu system. I
have no plans to add password protection to the built-in CLI, however.
My current thinking is the following:
- Each entry can have a "menu passwd <blah>" where <blah> is a SHA-1
encrypted & salted password. Just "menu passwd" would password protect
the entry using an "impossible" password, meaning that only the master
password could unlock it.
- The menu as a whole can also, optionally, have "menu master passwd
<blah>" which would:
+ allow any entry to be selected;
+ allow [Tab] to change the options;
+ allow [Esc] to return to the CLI.
Does that make sense to those of you that have asked for passwording?
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