[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS
LFS-User at mcmurchy.com
Thu Aug 4 22:24:54 PDT 2005
Archaic wrote these words on 08/05/05 00:18 CST:
> I have already stated it. There is no *technical* reason for including
> it in a base development system.
That is not a reason to not include it. The technical reason I state
is that it provides a mechanism to enforce strong passwords on the
system. This is the *technical* reason I'm standing for.
I have yet to hear something that refutes this.
> BTW, out of the 70-odd boxes I manage, I would use (and do use) cracklib
> on exactly one of them. That box also uses PAM, so even it would be
I'm sorry. What keeps users from setting their passwords to "password"?
BTW, PAM doesn't do password checking without a dictionary such as
CrackLib, so I don't really see what your point is.
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