If you are root, the passwd command still accepts the password; the message is just a warning.
The warning is important - it tells you that your passwd can be easily obtained by password guessing software. To make a secure password, use two non-related words separated by a special character and at least a 3 digit number. For example:
These are surprisingly easy to remember.
Last edited by macemoneta; 05-02-2006 at 08:58 AM.