[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Thu Aug 4 22:40:35 PDT 2005


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Chris Staub wrote these words on 08/05/05 00:28 CST:
> 
> 
>>Why keep them from setting their passwords to "password" if that's what 
>>they want to do?
> 
> 
> They still can. :-)
> 
> However, should LFS install the mechanism to provide such an absolutely
> poor security model?
> 
> I don't think so. And I can't imagine anyone else thinking so also,
> unless they simply just want to disagree with the suggestion.
> 
> Installing CrackLib in LFS just makes more sense to me now than when
> I came up with the idea 8 hours ago. There so far has not been one
> technical reason why we shouldn't do it.

That's right, I don't have a technical reason against it. I just have a 
problem in general with forcing someone to do something (like pick a 
"strong") password "for their own good". Same reason why I don't think 
seatbelt laws should exist...



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