Re: allowing simpler passwords
On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Marc Mongeon wrote:
: How do I disable the password-checking feature of passwd? I'm willing
: to accept moderately complex passwords that passwd wants to throw
: out. `man passwd` gives me nothing, and I'm not certain where else to
: look-- is this the doings of PAM?
Run passwd as root. RTFM passwd.c; passwd tries to prevent lusers from
using crappy passwords. This is generally accepted as a feature.
: It is particularly annoying because it reminds me of the Windows design
: philosophy: "I know better than you do what you're trying to do."
Windows lets you ignore passwords altogether and isn't really known as a
secure OS ...
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