[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS

Randy McMurchy 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
> moot.

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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