random generated password
pldrouin at pldrouin.net
Tue Aug 30 18:48:57 UTC 2011
If the purpose is to make login unusable, starring the password is the
only 100% safe way...
On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Michael Sierchio <kudzu at tenebras.com> wrote:
> That occurred to me, but it's a smaller alphabet. Probably doesn't
> matter if the purpose is to make login unusable.
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
> <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Sierchio <kudzu at tenebras.com> writes:
>> Michael> dd if=/dev/random count=1 | tr -c "[:alnum:]"
>> Michael> '0-9A-Za-z0-9A-Za-z0-9A-Za-a-z0-9A-Za-z'
>> Michael> will give you the right kind of characters to use, for example.
>> I prefer "openssl rand -base64 6" to get an 8-char password from a
>> fairly large set of sensible characters. Each multiple of 3 results in 4
>> characters in the output.
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