On Jun 11, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Bill Campbell wrote:

One of the biggest problems with random passwords is that they
end up written on yellow-stickies on the monitor or under the

I'm going to take this opportunity to preach. Everyone should be using a good password management system. Otherwise people will use either weak passwords or will use passwords which are predictable from other passwords. (That is using the same password or variants of the same password for many separate realms.)

I don't run FreeBSD on desktops so I haven't looked at the various tools available. On OS X, I use 1password which makes excellent use of the OS X Keychain system, and has terrific webbrowser integration. I'm fairly sure that the Apple Keychain libraries have been or can be ported to FreeBSD, but it might require GnuStep.

On Window's I recommend Password Safe. In ports, sysutils/pwsafe provides a CLI utility that can manage Password Safe data. And security/gorilla provides a tcl/tk GUI for pwsafe. I've used both on OS X, and the work fine, but I much prefer 1password in that environment.

I've never looked at things like kwallet or other Unixish password management systems. But once again, I recommend that everyone use a proper password management system.


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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