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I thought those days were over

Julien has reason to be proud. But his sysrqd webpage delivered a clear stab to my eye:

[...] Authentication is made by clear password.

I really thought those days were over! Having a clear-text protocol with single-password authentication may make sysrqd responsive under high load, it'll also ensure that I'd never touch it.

I think it should be possible to implement at least digest authentication or even PAM without being too heavy on the system.