generating random passwords

Andrew Berry andrewberry at
Wed Jun 11 18:54:15 UTC 2008

Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hello,
> Excuse me my ignorance. Is there a utility in FreeBSD that would allow 
> me to generate random passwords without actually creating any accounts 
> or modifying existing ones? I am looking for something to allow me to 
> generate a random string of characters. I know I can randomly hit the 
> keyboard but if anything like that exists, many thanks for your 
> advice. :)
> Best regards,
I've used pwgen from ports. It sounds similar to the other suggestions.


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