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Thread: The password is too short

  1. #1
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    The password is too short

    This is the stupidest thing in the world.

    The password is too short. So it wont let you to change it.

    How do you want an OS to be popular when you cant even do what you want with it?

    The writers of Ubuntu have to wake up a little and come down to earth and
    stop annoying people with their stupid ideas!

    What if i dont want a password at all? Its nobody's business but mine.
    8.10 Intrepid on a HP dv7 1050ef laptop

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    Re: The password is too short

    Gampaw!? That yoooooouuu!???

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    Re: The password is too short

    Root can set shorter passwords, like this:
    sudo passwd username
    but think carefully before doing so. Be very, very wary of installing an SSH server if you have very short passwords. There are lots of brute-force password guessing bots out there.

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    Re: The password is too short

    Thank you very much!

    No its not Gampaw.
    8.10 Intrepid on a HP dv7 1050ef laptop

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    Re: The password is too short

    The passwd program will complain if the password is too short, but just type the short password again and it will accept the short password.

    (Which I think is a very good feature. It tells you that you are being stupid, but lets you go ahead!!!)

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    Re: The password is too short

    The passwd program will complain if the password is too short, but just type the short password again and it will accept the short password.

    (Which I think is a very good feature. It tells you that you are being stupid, but lets you go ahead!!!)
    I agree, however you cannot go ahead if you want to, at least not in 9.04. I had to follow The Cog's instructions to make it work, and as he said be mindful of what the machine you are doing this to will be doing.

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    Re: The password is too short

    If you are using passwd to change the password at a terminal prompt, then when it tells you "the password is too short". JUST TYPE THE SHORT PASSWORD IN AGAIN. And it will accept the shorter password.

    (I consider this behavior a very good feature).

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    Re: The password is too short

    "If you are using passwd to change the password at a terminal prompt, then when it tells you "the password is too short". JUST TYPE THE SHORT PASSWORD IN AGAIN. And it will accept the shorter password."

    No it does not. Just tried in 9.10.

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    Re: The password is too short

    Quote Originally Posted by etu View Post
    No it does not. Just tried in 9.10.
    Might be a change in 9.10. Karmic wasn't out yet as of the post prior to yours.

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    Re: The password is too short

    Quote Originally Posted by lensman3 View Post
    The passwd program will complain if the password is too short, but just type the short password again and it will accept the short password.

    (Which I think is a very good feature. It tells you that you are being stupid, but lets you go ahead!!!)
    This is really the behaviour I would expect too. But they changed it (at least) for 10.04

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