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Old 07-29-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Passwords and Dictionaries

I have installed redhat linux 8.0 and created several users.

Trying to create passwords has become a problem. All normal
passwords (names, common words,etc) are not permitted and
I get a message "In a dictionary".


Where are these dictionaries?

Can I modify the dictionary content?

Can I disable the dictionary feature to have any password
I desire?
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Well, before attempting that you should
ask yourself why you'd want to make a
security breach easier...

Using passwords that are obviously in
cracklibs vocabulary despite the warning
is like having sex with a HIV infected person
and refusing to use the condoms you're

You should rethink your password strategy
and utilize punctuation and numbers, or use
a long sentence as a passphrase and only
utilize the first letters of each word, use the
odd number as a replacement for a letter
(like in the horrid l33t-sp34k)

Old 07-29-2003, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.

I'm trying to override the password dictionaries, NOT for production, BUT for a complete understanding of how linux differs from AIX or traditional UNIX. This is an educational question only.

So, do you know any of the answers?

<ssshhhh!> I won't tell a sole. < I promise>


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