11
Sep
08

Chicken or the Egg?

System down?! where is the saved password ?

Recently we have lost multiple servers (file server, email etc) stored on the virtual system.

Since there are HECK of a lot of servers and systems, password is kept on the encrypted file that stored on the FILE server.

ok….. here is the joke, if file server is down, how can you open the password file to logon to the virtual server that hosts the file server?

it was like old “chicken and egg” joke. (those who never heard the term read this wiki entry)

Lucky I had password file open otherwise we would be running around in circle.

What would you suggest ?

1 write down on a paper(or post it and stick it on the server)
2 write down on some file and store in multiple location.
3 write down somewhere not on file server.

Security 101, Dont write down password is meaning less when ppl just cant remember 100 of passwords hence requires to save somewhere.

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