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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 ...

Nathan Norman
MidcoNet  410 South Phillips Avenue  Sioux Falls, SD
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