[Samba] Password Generator

Lee Baker LBaker at mcauley.org.uk
Fri Mar 18 12:38:03 GMT 2005

The OP was asking the question because he is very busy running a 2000
user site and implementing full AD style Group Policies from Samba
(something I imagine many people might actually like to benefit from at
some point) and didn't want to repeat work done by others in writing a
script to work out usernames.  

The unfortunate part was that he sent the message before 10am and before
he'd had his coffee and therefore stupidly wrote password generator and
not username generator.

Yes he has heard of scriptng and appologises for posting "such nonsense"
but even geniuses have their off days - no offence taken!


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+lbaker=mcauley.org.uk at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+lbaker=mcauley.org.uk at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
Of David Landgren
Sent: 18 March 2005 09:15
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Password Generator

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:45:05 +0100 (CET), Tony Earnshaw
<tonye at billy.demon.nl> wrote:
> Aaron J. Zirbes:
> > Are you suggesting you wish to generate easily crackable passwords
> > all your users?  I would strongly advise against this.  How soon do
> > want your systems broken into?
> >
> > I would suggest you assign fully randomized passwords (mixed-case +
> > numbers and characters), and then set a strict password requirements
> > your domain controller and workstations.  Then make sure your users
> > their passwords on their first logon to something they can remember.
> So you never heard of APG and never heard of shell/awk scripting and
> heard of LDAP. Learn about them, before posting such nonsense again.

Jeeze Tony, you spread your good humour and grace every where you go,
don't you?

The OP was asking the question because he didn't know of such things,
and was seeking advice. We were all clueless newbies once. This is a
very high traffic list: please engage your brain before posting such
nonsense again.

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