Shadow/CrackLib - A compromise?

Bryan Kadzban bryan at
Sun Aug 7 19:02:43 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> In the Shadow instructions, a little note at the beginning of the 
> package instructions saying that if you would like the system 
> configured to support strong passwords, install CrackLib and add 
> --with-libcrack to the configure script.
> It could probably be done in one sentence, two max, with a link to 
> the BLFS CrackLib instructions.

Maybe change "support" to either "enforce" or "require" (cracklib
doesn't actually change the way passwords are hashed or anything; it
just checks them against a dictionary).  But yeah, this sounds like a
good idea to me.

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