apg generates several random passwords. It uses several password generation algorithms (currently two) and a built-in pseudo random number generator.
Default algorithm is pronounceable password generation algorithm designed by Morrie Gasser and described in A Random Word Generator For Pronounceable Passwords National Technical Information Service (NTIS) AD-A-017676. The original paper is very old and had never been put online, so I have to use NIST implementation described in FIPS-181.
Another algorithm is simple random character generation algorithm, but it uses four user-defined symbol sets to produce random password. It means that user can choose type of symbols that should appear in pass- word. Symbol sets are: numeric symbol set (0,...,9) , capital letters symbol set (A,...,Z) , small letters symbol set (a,...,z) and special symbols symbol set (#,@,!,...).
apg also have the ability to check generated password quality using dictionary.
Author: Adel I. Mirzazhanov <a-del [at] iname [dot] com>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.09 MB, 9 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).