Cracklib and PAM
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Thu Mar 23 10:33:11 PST 2006
On 3/23/06, Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at swbell.net> wrote:
> I agree with Randy about the philosophy of installing Cracklib. I'm
> curious why you would want PAM and not use it.
Seems I'm alone here, but I don't see them as the same issue. They
both provide security, but completely different aspects. PAM provides
control over authenticating users for programs. Cracklib enforces
password strength. I use PAM. It doesn't need Cracklib to work. If
I was running a system with lots of users who I didn't know, I'd
probably install Cracklib.
Should the instructions for using PAM without cracklib be removed?
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