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Old 03-09-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
ust
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bad password


Hi,

I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Does anyone know
of a fix for this problem?

When a regular user tries to change their password, using the "passwd"
command, the new password is rejected with a "bad password" message.
This happens even though the new password is definitely not a
dictionary word:

[grover kumkwat grover]$ passwd
Changing password for grover
(current) UNIX password:
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

Root can change the user's password, but still gets the same "bad
password" message on the first try. The password is changed if root
re-enters the "bad password":

[root kumkwat grover]# passwd grover
Changing password for user grover
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully
 
Old 03-09-2004, 06:31 AM   #2
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This is really not a problem - this is the fix itself. Weak passwords are *bad* and you should follow the guidelines on secure passwords.


Håkan
 
Old 03-09-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
ust
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thx reply , but the users always compliant the message , how can I disable it ? thx
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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Tell them to deal with it weak passwords may compromise your system
 
  


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