ehowton (ehowton) wrote,


So I type in a 13-character alpha-numeric with mixed case and special characters, to which the challenge response is, "DICTIONARY TERM TRY AGAIN!" Which is insane because its not - its a nonsensical compound word sure, but absolutely not found in any dictionary, even without the substitutions. So, what the hell?

So the next time I try:


To which the challenge response is, "TOO SIMPLE TRY AGAIN!" For fuck's sake!! I'm well versed in the rules we set for minimum password requirements, but I'll be damned if I know where SUSE & RHEL gets their ideas about both dictionary terms, and 16-character alpha-numerics being "too simple."

(Thankfully I'm root and can set it to any damn thing I like once I'm logged in, but still...)
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