Shadow/CrackLib - A compromise?

Jim Gifford lfs at
Sun Aug 7 23:17:26 PDT 2005

Randy McMurchy wrote:

>From a technical standpoint Jim, you are just simply wrong. Exploiting
>weak passwords are the single most widely used method to gain access to
>a machine.
What's needed is a way to enforce a password scheme, passwords greater 
than 8 characters, must contain alpha characters and numeric characters. 
ie dinf3102.

Not something that checks a word file, I would go for a password scheme 
enforcement solution for shadow  or even a replacement of shadow altogether.

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