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Re: [opensuse] passwords
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 07:19:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <45892A5F.80905@xxxxxxxxxx>
Doug McGarrett wrote:
> To all the folks who write code for Linux:
>
> I live in a house by myself. Nobody else ever uses my computer. I really
> hate it when some program tells me I need an 8-character password. I would
> be just as happy to bypass the password stuff altogether, but I have a simple
> password that I want to use on everything. It has 5 characters, and I can
> remember it. Please keep people like me in mind. Thank you.
>

Now, please explain how they'll be able to tell the difference between
you and someone who needs better security.
As I recall, SUSE only warns you about weak passwords. It doesn't stop
you from using one. In fact, you can even configure it for automatic login.


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