[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.2-RC1 Installation issues

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 11:53:33 PST 2011

Should we enforce password lengths/"complexity"? I'm a fan of the UNIX
model: Be stupid and expect stupid. IIRC, SSH is disabled in PC-BSD so
there shouldn't be too much worry if a user prefers 'password'.


On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> On 01/12/2011 03:25, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
>> I just started testing 8.2 RC 1, beginning naturally with the installer.
>> You may read some of what I've found so far at
>> http://linuxbsdos.com/forum/thread-85.html
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Fini Decima
>> http://LinuxBSDos.com
> Read your postings, Here's what I've changed:
> * Enforced minimum password length of 6 characters for Disk Encryption
> * Enforced minimum password length of 4 for root / user accounts
> As for the other questions about needing a disk password, or additional
> key files, thats how our geli implementation works right now. The
> encryption scheme uses a key, which is kept in /boot/keys by default. A
> password is optional at this point, and if used, then the encryption
> becomes two-part.
> The reason we prompt if the user wants to use a password, is because in
> some cases the user may only want a key file, which they will move to a
> USB key post-install.
> Right now I don't feel the need to force FireFox on every user. Some
> users may prefer Opera or Chromium and can install those via the
> Software Manager post-install. Thats mostly a preference thing though :)
> I'm going to check into the Opera License text, see what the deal is
> there :)
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> Kris Moore
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