[RFC] Add CrackLib to Chapter 6 LFS

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Fri Aug 5 08:40:45 PDT 2005


Robert Russell wrote:
> On 8/5/05, Chris Staub <chris at beaker67.com> wrote:
> 
>>Randy McMurchy wrote:
>>
>>>Archaic wrote these words on 08/05/05 00:18 CST:
>>>
>>>
>>>>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.
>>>
>>
>>Why keep them from setting their passwords to "password" if that's what
>>they want to do?
> 
> 
> Scenario where not having strong passwords can be a problem involving
> only the default LFS tools:
> 
> you finish building LFS on your computer, and decide to celebrate by
> going out to eat, a thief breaks into your house and steals your
> computer.
> 

*shrug* so? If someone decides that the information on their computer is 
just not important, they should be able to set whatever password they want.



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