Hi Oliver,

Olivier Nicole wrote:
Due to some security purposes, I need to re-generate all the passwords for my users from the file /etc/passwd.

I use the following script to generate passwords:


How do I use the above script for my machine which I access remotely by SSH.

I could send it to you as Perl script, so you could generate 500
passwords in one run, or you call the web page enough number of times.

That will be great! So I just run the script against /etc/passwd and presto, all the users in that file will be generated new passwords.

I will need a way to pass the newly generated passwords to individuals users.

The password is generated as a psuedo Markov chain on probability
based on some pieces of English text (FreeBSD man pages). It adds at
least 2 numbers, one non alpha-numerical sign and turns some letters
into uppercase.

At first the passwords were very English like "words", now it is more

non-alpha-numerical characters are choosen to avoid conflicts with the
softwares I am using it: samba, FreeBSD login, MySQL...

Sounds great!

Thanks alot

Best regards,



With best regards and good wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Tek Bahadur Limbu

System Administrator

(TAG/TDG Group)
Jwl Systems Department

Worldlink Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Jawalakhel, Nepal


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