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From Rohit Yadav <>
Subject [DISCUSS] VR Password server improvement and expiring
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:09:04 GMT

I've sent a pull request that replaces the bash/socat based password
server with a Python based server that is backward compatible. In future
I'll be working on an VR-agents framework to make resetting
password/publickeys more secure.

Right now when reset password is called, the password server is sent
over HTTP (unencrypted) and does not expiry until the user VM sends an
acknowledgement back to the VR.


I need your comment on the following proposal:

1. If a password has been served by the password server, we expire it
within next 15 minutes (or suggest other values) if acknowledgement is
not received.

2. If a password is not served by the password server in next 1-24 hours
(because the VM was in stopped state and was never started to receive
new password and send ack to remove it from VR) it gets expired. What
should be a good enough time period, 1 hour? 4 hours? 1 day?
Rohit Yadav
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