Re: Password creating Theories
From: Saqib Ali (docbook.xml_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:36:44 -0800 To: Jennifer Fountain <email@example.com>
Random but pronounceable passwords:
always work for root/admin password, i.e. if they are complicated enough.
If these are top secret systems devise a scheme of hashing some
specific info about the server.
e.g. password = sha1(servername + function + dnsname etc)
Don't tell the scheme to your administrators, just give them the hash
value. This way you don't have to write down password for all the
systems. In case u forget the password u can re-create the password
using the scheme.
On 11/11/05, Jennifer Fountain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am currently coming up with a new policy to create root/admin
> passwords for windows and linux boxes and would like to know your
> thoughts on the methods you use to create them. Thanks for any input!
-- In Peace, Saqib Ali http://www.xml-dev.com/blog/ Consensus is good, but informed dictatorship is better.