Summary of password strength discussion

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Jul 23 20:53:28 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 04:31:28PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 13:45 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > How would this work when there are multiple users on the system? 
> > > Would
> > > they all need to pick new passwords at this point?
> > Hadn't considered this. Does the sharing panel enables remote access
> > for all user accounts? That would not be very intuitive....
> Yeah, all it's doing is just frobbing the state of sshd.service.

The sshd config _can_ restrict access to specific users (something I
personally do as a matter of habit after I once got a machine pwned
when I set up a test account with a weak password without thinking
things through). But getting the GNOME sharing config panel into the
business of mucking with the ssh config seems... dubious.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at>
Fedora Project Leader

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