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Password showing as clear text on system console

TheJuiceman
Super Advisor

Password showing as clear text on system console

We have an old dumb terminal that we use for a system console on a RP5430 running 11.11. It has suddenly started showing in clear text the password as you type it in. What would cause this? Thanks
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

Shalom,

Improper settings on a serial console have been known to do this. In general, if we are talking a serial console, it should be replaced if the event occurs to often.

Reset to factory settings ctrl-d at startup, though this varies depending on whether you are using a supported crt

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

> [...] old dumb terminal [...]

Is that what the label on it says?
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

>"> [...] old dumb terminal [...]

Is that what the label on it says?"

LOL. Just made my day.

Rgds,

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

> [...] Just made my day.

A problem report with some useful information
in it would make mine. On the bright side,
we did get an ID on the computer and its OS,
which is better than the average around here.

Either the terminal is providing a local
echo, and resetting that might depend on
knowing more about it than "old dumb
terminal", or else the server is echoing the
password characters, which it should not do
(if it's configured properly). (And I can't
think of any configuration which would
provide a good reason for the usual login
program to echo the password characters.)
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

Hi,

==>We have an old dumb terminal that we use for a system console on a RP5430 running 11.11.

1. Do you have differet terminal to isolate the issue?

As everyone suggested , try to reset , check the emulation, if not working change the same ( age over :) )

Regards,
Sooraj

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
TheJuiceman
Super Advisor

Re: Password showing as clear text on system console

It is a HP 700/96 dumb term model C1064W Serial #UST9220248 made in the USA. I used the keyboard (a C3340-60201 HP keyboard...made in Mexico) and hit the F2 key (also most likely made in Mexico) to toggle off the "Modify All". This stopped the password from being displayed on the screen (in English...which I think originated in an Indian tech support training facility).

Thanks to all who contributed.