Shadow-4.0.13 package. minlen parameter of cracklib is not working.

M Sandell 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.
>
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/pam/Linux-PAM-html/pam-6.html#ss6.3

<snip>

I found http://www.deer-run.com/~hal/sysadmin/pam_cracklib.html explains 
things in a useful way.  (For me.)

M.
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