> B) Configuration options 'Password16' or 'Password20' will be used. > - Resulting issue: Both can't be output to the user, the user will > simply have to know that one or the other can be used.
Also, there is no method by which to propogate back up to bmc-config which key to output during a --checkout. After some thinking, I think "Password" and "Password20" are the options I'll go with. Al -- Albert Chu [EMAIL PROTECTED] 925-422-5311 Computer Scientist High Performance Systems Division Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ----- Original Message ----- From: Albert Chu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:55 pm Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] bmc-config & ipmi 2.0 problem > Looking for suggestions/recommendations: > > Background: > > In ipmi 1.5, the max password length is 16 bytes. In ipmi 2.0, > passwords can be set to a max of 16 bytes or 20 bytes. Internally > in the > firmware, passwords are padded up to the max and a flag indicates > if the > max is 16 bytes or 20 bytes. > > If the max is 20 bytes, only ipmi 2.0 can be used to establish an ipmi > session. If the max is 16 bytes, ipmi 1.5 or ipmi 2.0 can be used to > establish an ipmi session. > > Problem: > > Assuming the user is on an IPMI 2.0 machine, if the user inputs a > password < 16 bytes to bmc-config, how should the user indicate which > max password length should be configured? > > A) A new flag "Max_Password_Length" in the config file indicates if > themax password length is 16 or 20 bytes. > - Resulting issue: bmc-config assumes each config file line has a > configurable option. Now two lines in the config file equal one > configurable value. Bmc-config would probably need to be re- > architectedto handle this. > > B) Configuration options 'Password16' or 'Password20' will be used. > - Resulting issue: Both can't be output to the user, the user will > simply have to know that one or the other can be used. > > > Al > > -- > Albert Chu > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > 925-422-5311 > Computer Scientist > High Performance Systems Division > Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Freeipmi-devel mailing list > Freeipmiemail@example.com > http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel > _______________________________________________ Freeipmi-devel mailing list Freeipmifirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel