Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:12:43 -0700 From: "Scott Ruckh" <passwdqc@...neye.org> To: passwdqc-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: pwqgen not functioning as expected I would like to use pwqgen to generate a 10 character password that has at least one upper case letter, at least one lower case letter, at least one digit, and at least one special character. I am running pwqgen using the following: ./pwqgen config=../../etc/passwdqc.conf passwdqc.conf is as follows ========================================== min=disabled,disabled,disabled,disabled,10 max=10 passphrase=0 match=3 similar=deny random=47 enforce=everyone retry=3 It is believed these settings should create a 10 character password (min/max =10) that must contain all 4 character classes, and no substring of <= 3 can match a dictionary word. Unfortunately, with these settings the following error is returned. pwqgen: Failed to generate a passphrase. This could happen for a number of reasons: you could have requested an impossible passphrase length, or the access to kernel random number pool could have failed. If max is raised to 20 then a password such as, Canopy2Beware3swap, is generated. Of course this password does not even contain all character classes (no special character). Is there a way to use pwqgen in such a way that a 10-character password can be generated using the criteria stated earlier? -- Thank You.
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