Shadow-4.0.13 package. minlen parameter of cracklib is not working.
mikes at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 29 07:14:11 PST 2006
On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 3/29/06, William Zhou <armageddonmagic at 163.com> wrote:
>> Hi you guys,
>> Is the parameter not working as expected? Even with minlen=15, you can
>> still have 9 character password.
>> Any suggestion?
> I've always been a bit confused about Cracklib, but have a look at the
> cracklib.so module in PAM's manual. Maybe that can help clear things
> up. Read the part about minlen, it appears you get credit for more
> letters if your password is very different from the previous one, etc.
I found http://www.deer-run.com/~hal/sysadmin/pam_cracklib.html explains
things in a useful way. (For me.)
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