[Mailman-Users] A Vote Against Passwords
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Thu Aug 3 17:20:39 CEST 2000
On Thu, 3 Aug 2000 17:18:02 +1000
Chuck Dale <bug at aphid.net> wrote:
> Wrote Gary Wilson on Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 06:20:12PM -0400:
>> I'll add my vote for making passwords optional. Just like all the
>> other fine options in Mailman, some lists need and want the
>> passwords, others don't. I'm for freedom of choice.
> Thank you Gary I will agree with that and leave it there.
> Too tempting to keep arguing =)
Yes, well, umm, you do realise that Mailman also needs to be able to
enforce password changing, auditing, and dictionary crack
requirements don't you? Say something like:
At least 8 characters
Must contain at least 2 punctuation symbols (non-letter, non-digit)
Must be contain at least two letters of different case
Must not differ from an english word by only the punctuation symbols
Enforced bimonthly password changes with a 6 month history check
Few other similar requirements.
Yeah, that should keep a few people happy, especially if we make it
Or we could just go the simple route and implement a PKI structure.
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