[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS

Randy McMurchy LFS-User at mcmurchy.com
Thu Aug 4 17:12:54 PDT 2005

Zachary Kotlarek wrote these words on 08/04/05 19:04 CST:

> Another issue is that cracklib only helps you enforce whatever  
> password policies cracklib likes. So if your password complexity  
> policy doesn't match the one that cracklib enforces it's again just  
> extra junk that gets in the way.

This is a stretch. To the best of my knowledge, all the CrackLib
library does is check that the password a user enters during the
password changing routine does not match something in the user's
entry in /etc/passwd and the password dictionary.

Nothing more, nothing less. There is no such thing as "the password
policies cracklib likes".

Oh, and it compiles perfectly.


rmlscsi: [GNU ld version 20041220] [gcc (GCC) 3.4.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4] [Linux 2.6.10 i686]
19:08:00 up 124 days, 18:41, 2 users, load average: 1.17, 0.94, 0.55

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