[Dshield] Password Strength

Chris Brenton cbrenton at chrisbrenton.org
Sat Oct 23 12:05:13 GMT 2004


On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 23:34, Johannes B. Ullrich wrote:
>
> my favorite root password generator:
> 
> head -c100  /dev/random | uuencode -m -

Cool idea! Here's a version that's a little cleaner on the output side
and produces a string that will be less than 15 characters for systems
with that limitation:

head -c10 /dev/random | uuencode -m - | sed -n '2s/=*$//;2p'

HTH,
C





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