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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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