Generate and encrypt passwords
Generates true random passwords by using the /dev/urandom feature of
Linux, with the emphasis on security over pronounceability. It can
also encrypt plaintext passwords given in a temporary file.
As has been my custom of late, this program is released under the terms of
GNU COPYING-2. Don't apply any other version of the GNU license to it. If
some legal precedent ends up biting us in the nose, write me and I'll tweak
the license accordingly.
In that case, or in case you want to laud or castigate me for some imagined
slight, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
makepasswd(1) UNIX Reference Manual makepasswd(1)
makepasswd - generate and/or encrypt passwords
makepasswd [ --chars N ] [ --clearfrom file ] [ --count N ] [
--crypt | --nocrypt | --crypt-md5 ] [ --cryptsalt N ] [
--help ] [ --maxchars N ] [ --minchars N ] [ --randomseed N ]
[ --rerandom N ] [ --repeatpass N ] [ --stri
makepasswd (1.10-3+lenny1) stable; urgency=low
* Backport from unstable:
- Use /dev/urandom rather than /dev/random, as the latter is overkill
for this and drains entropy too quickly (thanks, Ralf Hildebrandt;
closes: #307700). (This is needed in stable because it overlaps with
the following security fix.)
- Use OpenSSL's random number generator, seeded with 256 bits
1.10-- Added the --clearfrom option, so you can input a clear text
password from a file.
This package was debianized by Johnie Ingram (firstname.lastname@example.org)
on Sun Nov 9 04:38:12 EST 1997.
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