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

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Jan 12 13:30:38 PST 2011


On 01/12/2011 16:15, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
> 
>> Should we enforce password lengths/"complexity"? I'm a fan of the UNIX
>> model: Be stupid and expect stupid.
> 
> I think it makes plenty of sense to enforce password length. Complexity,
> I'm not too worried about, but length, yes (don't let you mind stray from
> the topic ;) )!
> 
> We should not make it easy for users, especially inexperienced ones, to
> install loosely secured systems.
> 
> I have a system I installed yesterday where the root passwd is "r" and the
> user password is "s." That's just as bad as auto-login.
> 
> I'm just happy that Kris has cleaned that bit up. That said, I think a
> 4-character minimum for user password is to0 low. Six to 8 should be
> better.
> 
> 

Well, I made the user/root passwords a bit less strict, since a common
one for virtual-machines is "pcbsd" :)

>> IIRC, SSH is disabled in PC-BSD so there shouldn't be too much worry if
> a > user prefers 'password'.
> 
> I don't think that running a network service is the sole reason for
> setting strong passwords. What about protecting physical access?
> 

In the case of disk-encryption, yes you want a better password. But when
it comes to physical access, just reboot and go to single user,
insta-root. (Why i use encryption on my disks now)

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