Password avoidance


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VK

Please remind me how to avoid the need to input password at each start up.
Thanks
 
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Sam E

So what can you do with FIVE SECONDS?
An excessively common error. It's NOT five seconds, but five seconds
multiplied by the HUNDREDS on times you do this.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Sam E said:
An excessively common error. It's NOT five seconds, but five seconds
multiplied by the HUNDREDS on times you do this.
And even more than that, a system configured for auto login allows
parallelization of tasks. Start system, do other things while system
starting and logging in, return to system when tasks done, use system.
If auto login isn't configured, you have to wait for system to reach
login screen, log in, wait for system to finish startup before you can
use it. Personally, I don't use it for my workstations, but I can see
the benefits. Why Gordon is so against it, and for that matter why he
even cares, is beyond me.

--
Zaphod

Arthur Dent, speaking to Trillian about Zaphod:
"So, two heads is what does it for a girl?"
"...Anything else he's got two of?"
 
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Gordon

Sam E said:
An excessively common error. It's NOT five seconds, but five seconds
multiplied by the HUNDREDS on times you do this.
Once a day. Jeeeze.....
If you start up your computer LOTS of times a day a) it uses lots more
electricity than if you just keep it running and b) places excessive wear on
parts like the disk heads...
 
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Gordon

Zaphod Beeblebrox said:
And even more than that, a system configured for auto login allows
parallelization of tasks. Start system, do other things while system
starting and logging in, return to system when tasks done, use system. If
auto login isn't configured, you have to wait for system to reach login
screen, log in, wait for system to finish startup before you can use it.
Personally, I don't use it for my workstations, but I can see the
benefits. Why Gordon is so against it, and for that matter why he even
cares, is beyond me.
Because actually it's a SECURITY thing. Apart from anything else...
It's no coincidence that the most secure Operating systems, UNIX, AIX, Linux
etc do NOT allow "passwordless logins".
I really do despair sometimes of the complete indifference of many Windows
users to computer security...
 
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Gordon

Alias said:
Ubuntu does. I booted it up today, went for some coffee, and when I got
back, the desktop was there waiting and ready to use.
Yes but when you choose that option on install it says "NOT RECOMMENDED" in
big red letters!


I guess it would be useful if you're afraid that someone will have
physical access to your computer. Course, with Linux, changing a log on
password is very easy if you have physical access. So, how does logging on
automatically create a security risk?
Granted, it's also relatively easy on Windows as well, but at least it
deters the casual "ooh let's see what we can find on this machine" type of
intrusion...
And it gets the Users thinking security as well other than just ignoring
it..
 
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Peter Foldes

Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2 and remove the
checkmark from the appropriate box
 
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Alex Clayton

Yes but when you choose that option on install it says "NOT RECOMMENDED"
in big red letters!
It also says that when you decide not to let Windows updates auto download.
I take all the updates, but always do so manually. Every time they put out
new ones I wait a few days to see if they screwed something up first, rather
than be one of the many who get the update automatically, then find out
something no longer works, and have to wait for MS to fix, what they screwed
up.
 
V

VK

Peter Foldes said:
Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2 and remove
the checkmark from the appropriate box

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Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
......................
easypeasy...tvm :)
 
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Dave

Spanky de Monkey said:
That isn't the point you RETARD. Err, Umm <sigh>.
You just went in the same bin as Alias and Frank. Don't bother to reply, I
won't see it.
Err, Umm <sigh>
Dave
 
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Gene E. Bloch

An excessively common error. It's NOT five seconds, but five seconds
multiplied by the HUNDREDS on times you do this.
Heck, I'm such a lousy typist that it's hundreds of times *per login* :)
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Once a day. Jeeeze.....
If you start up your computer LOTS of times a day a) it uses lots more
electricity than if you just keep it running and b) places excessive wear on
parts like the disk heads...
You are losing credibility with those claims...
 
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John Morrison

Yes but when you choose that option on install it says "NOT RECOMMENDED" in
big red letters!


Granted, it's also relatively easy on Windows as well, but at least it
deters the casual "ooh let's see what we can find on this machine" type of
intrusion...
And it gets the Users thinking security as well other than just ignoring
it..
I'd go along with that Gordon.

I always login with a username & secure password to try and prevent
unauthorised access to my computer. When I'm going to bed or about to
leave home, visiting or shopping etc., I always turn my computer off.

Though I've enabled the hidden "Administrator" account for which I use a
different username & secure password. The "Administrator" account has
been renamed to not make itself obvious and is only used when I'm not
able to perform administrative tasks with my normal login.
 
F

Fred

VK said:
Please remind me how to avoid the need to input password at each start up.
Thanks
If you never turn your computer off or shut it down, you will never have to
restart, and there's nothing silly about that.
 
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Fred

Alex Clayton said:
It also says that when you decide not to let Windows updates auto
download. I take all the updates, but always do so manually. Every time
they put out new ones I wait a few days to see if they screwed something
up first, rather than be one of the many who get the update automatically,
then find out something no longer works, and have to wait for MS to fix,
what they screwed up.

Which never happens anyway.
 

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