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Re: [trinity-users] R14: where is the user administration

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:52:30 -0500

On Friday 27 February 2015 17:27:32 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2015 18:57:01 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > It's something I haven't had to do in 4+ years, feels a bit retrograde,
>
> Well, I have never claimed ot be a Bright Young Thing, not even whne I
> ought to have been a bright young thing.

Love it Lisi, you are an endless source of pithy comments, something a well 
run mailing list needs lots more of. ;-)

> > and
> > a different password will confound my usage on the other 4 machines here.
> >
> > > And do remember, because it seems often to be
> > > relevant, you have NOT got a default Wheezy install.  (You had issues
> > > with that, remember?  You found a one person bug!!)
> >
> > Chuckle, I am a graduate, Summa Cum Laude, of the school that teaches how
> > to do that.  I must have got stoned and missed it though, don't even
> > remember taking the course, but I am very very good at that.
> >
> > What is the maximum length of a password in characters?
> >
> :-)  I'll let someone else answer that.  I use
>
> $ pwgen -sy 10
>
> Many would consider that too short, and I'm thinking of lengthening it. 
> But I'm a lousy typist.  I'm afraid that I am a fatalist.  If they are out
> to get me, they'll get me.  I just like to make them work a little harder.
> ;-)

Me too, which is why I tend to write my own 20+ char passwords but containing 
stuff I know so is easier to remember.  I will not repeat any of them here 
for obvious reasons not to mention I'd never be able to re-use such a potion 
again.  And it would tend to give the savvy crackers an insite into how my 
mind might work, making their job about 10,000x  easier.

Suffice to say that I am now locked out of the Nook Color I bought the Missus 
2 years ago for Christmas, I set a password that must have been longer than 
its buffer.  Bad dog, no biscuit. :(  And it cannot get online after the 
initial session thru my wifi here, I suspect for the same reason.  So she is 
stuck using its builtin crossword generator, which by now has to have looped 
thru its dictionary 3 or 4 times.  But, it does keep her out of the bars so 
we're both reasonably happy with that state of affairs. ;-)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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