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    Unanswered: Need table of words/glossary/etc.

    Hi!

    I have a client who wants to have a function to have a system create a validation system for users who register for a system. It would email them a registration code, which they want to be two or three random words strewn together.

    So, I'm looking for a big table of words - random, glossary terms, etc. Does anyone have anything like this? (A flat file that I can import would be fine.)

    Thanks!

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    I have a dictionary of words in an access db,.... by why would you do this, why not generate some random sequence based on something like the data/time they subscribed??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokslide
    I have a dictionary of words in an access db,.... by why would you do this, why not generate some random sequence based on something like the data/time they subscribed??
    Because that would be logical and clients don't operate on logic

    (They're afraid that random words would be too difficult for the users of the system, most of which are senior citizens.)

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    A smart person would suggest sending them a validation link in the email that they can click and autovalidates.... but there you go.

    So do you want this db? I think it is about 4 megs but I can't be sure....

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    This is completely out of my hands. I've made my arguments and I've been shot down. Other people have offered alternatives, they've shot them down too. So, this is what I have to go with.

    If you could provide the table, that'd be great.

    Thanks!

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    how do you want it? http download from somewhere? I can upload it in the next few hours (once I get home).

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    Either post it somewhere or email it to rflagg@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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    should be in your gmail

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    Thanks! That table is great (and very extensive). Much appreciated!

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    ...sounds like a "lazy hacker" looking for a quick and dirty dictionary attack...maybe wrong though
    "The data in a record depends on the Key to the record, the Whole Key, and
    nothing but the Key, so help me Codd."

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    And I just helped him,.. great,... ah well, if that is the case then people should protect themselves against such attacks anyway....

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    I'm in a similar situation. Could you possible send me a copy of the db ?

    [My Email]

    Thank you.

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    Any way you can prove to me that it's not for dictionary attacks?

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    Don't know how I could prove that over the Internet.

    Need the db for an assignment at uni..

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    I promise you that's not what it's for. I'm a professional, I do ASP.NET and SQL development for a living as full-time work, as contracts on the side, and I maintain two websites that I wrote myself for two non-profit animal rescue groups dedicated to the saving and placement of homeless and stray animals. One of which is Animal Allies (http://www.animalallies.com) which services the Washington D.C. metro area (where I live). If you'd like more evidence of this, you can email me at tarkon@animalallies.com and I'll respond.

    Besides that, there's very little I can do to assure you this is for honest and legitimate purposes other than my personal guarantee (and the fact that I don't even know what a dictionary attack is).

    And lastly, it's been my experience most hackers are Linux people and not SQL Server 2000 developers.

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