On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 02:53:56PM -0400, Andrew Berry wrote: > > 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. >
I like sysutils/pwgen too. In it's default state it will give a screenful of semi-pronounceable passwords from which you pick one. It can also be used in a shell script to generate single passwords. Having the password semi-pronounceable avoids the sticky-note problem to a large extent as they're easy to learn. Can also generate gibberish, if that's your choice. Widely tunable. For password containment i.e all my online passwords, I use a shell script with gpg and a strong password. So in theory, I only have to remember my user login and the password for gpg. In practice, I remember a few more that I use regularly. Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"