hi. I read the news about changing the ftp pw for a possible security breach, ok, no problem, things that happen.
I use passpack.com to manage my passwords and I’m very happy with it (disclosure: they are friends and I worked for them).
passpack has a “suggest password” functionality (I guess similar to the one dreamhost offer in the ftp web control panel). with this functionality I can choose the lenght and the set of characters to be used for the suggested password. for my new ftp pw I choosed to use extended ascii characters also (§, ê, « etc.).
trying an ftp connection I obtained an error message that said that maybe login data could not be used because they contained ext ascii chars. on the other hand I read on dreamhost web panel that it may take 15 minutes for the new pw to take effect, so maybe it’s just too early.
I could use an “easier” pw scheme, but I’m fond of long, twisty, ext ascii pw.
can I use them for my dh ftp account? thanks.