random password generator

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  1. legolas

    legolas New Member

    Feb 8, 2005
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    Hi all,

    Back after long time. I wanted to know if there is a terminal based (non-gui) inbuilt random password generator available in Fedora Core 5 ? if so what is it? if not, can you suggest one best?

  2. praka123

    praka123 left this forum longback

    Sep 7, 2005
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    i donno about fc,but there exists RPG in debian like:
    Automated Password Generator - Standalone version
    APG (Automated Password Generator) is the tool set for random
    password generation. It generates some random words of required type
    and prints them to standard output. This binary package contains only
    the standalone version of apg.
    * Built-in ANSI X9.17 RNG (Random Number Generator)(CAST/SHA1)
    * Built-in password quality checking system (now it has support for Bloom
    filter for faster access)
    * Two Password Generation Algorithms:
    1. Pronounceable Password Generation Algorithm (according to NIST
    FIPS 181)
    2. Random Character Password Generation Algorithm with 35
    configurable modes of operation
    * Configurable password length parameters
    * Configurable amount of generated passwords
    * Ability to initialize RNG with user string
    * Support for /dev/random
    * Ability to crypt() generated passwords and print them as additional output.
    * Special parameters to use APG in script
    * Ability to log password generation requests for network version
    * Ability to control APG service access using tcpd
    * Ability to use password generation service from any type of box (Mac,
    WinXX, etc.) that connected to network
    * Ability to enforce remote users to use only allowed type of password
    The client/server version of apg has been deliberately omitted.

    Upstream URL: http://www.adel.nursat.kz/apg/download.shtml

    Trigraph Password Generator
    This package generates pronounceable passwords. It uses the statistics of
    three-letter combinations (trigraphs) taken from whatever dictionaries you
    feed it.

    Thus pronounceability may differ from language to language. Based
    on the ideas in Morrie Gasser's password generator for Multics, and Dan
    Edwards's generator for CTSS. FIPS Standard 181 describes a similar
    digraph-based generator, derived from Gasser's.
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