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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey at goldmark dot org>
 Cc:  Monowall Mailing List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Separate password for reading config
 Date:  Sun, 6 Mar 2005 22:23:50 -0500
On Sun, 6 Mar 2005 19:13:13 -0800, Jeffrey Goldberg
<jeffrey at goldmark dot org> wrote:
> I am interested in automated back-ups of a m0n0 config.  I've seen the
> curl and wget examples, so I certainly can set it up.  I just don't
> feel comfortable storing the m0n0wall's password en clair in some
> crontab somewhere.  I would feel better if there were a separate
> user/password pair for read access only.
> I haven't looked at the m0n0 source, so I don't know how hard this
> would be to add.  I'm hoping that people on this list who are more
> familiar with the internals would know whether this would be an easy or
> hard thing to do.
> Also, if were easy to do, would there be a reason not to do it?

Adding a read-only user has been discussed in the past as a desirable
feature, so it would be a welcome addition.  I'm not aware of any
reasons not to do it, but when you dig into the details you might run
into some.  :)