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rpc: Implement random-cookie based authentication #6388
This is similar to Tor CookieAuthentication: see https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en
Alternative to #6258. Like that pull, this allows running bitcoind without any manual configuration. However, daemons should ideally never write to their configuration files, so I prefer this solution.
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Jul 7, 2015
I spent some time trying to break this, and was unable to do so. This grinds off one of bitcoind's most annoying burrs, very nice! One thing to note is that some of the init scripts in the contrib directory have checks for a set rpcpassword, so when this goes in those should be removed.