set up password change regularly with certain rules

Soo-Hyun Choi s.choi at
Wed Nov 7 23:34:16 UTC 2007

My intention was to enforce a user not to use a simple character combination
(e.g., 1234, aaaa, etc) as his/her password. So it doesn't have to be that
much complex but still complex enough so that my server is safe from a
dictionary-like attack.


On 11/7/07, Kent Paul Dolan <xanthian at> wrote:
> Just remember, the harder you make a password to
> remember, and the more often you make a user
> memorize a new hard-to-remember password, the better
> the chance you're going to find that password
> written on a post-it note and stuck to the edge of
> the monitor. With gobzillions of Internet sites
> _also_ demanding passwords for access today, you're
> fighting for mindshare in an ever more overloaded
> resource, the fallible human brain.
> xanthian.
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