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Re: Allowing weak passwords

On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Dave Sherohman wrote:

> Ben Collins said:
> > Edit /etc/login.defs and modify the minimum password length config.
> That allows _short_ passwords, but not _weak_ ones.
> After changing it to 1, I just had the following exchange with passwd:
> Enter the new password (minimum of 1, maximum of 8 characters)
> Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
> New password: a
> Bad password: a palindrome.  Try again.
> New password: abc
> Bad password: too simple.  Try again.
> How do I disable those checks?

add user as usual,compile code below with your "short" passwd
gcc a.c -lcrypt

and the manually edit /etc/passwd with output

#include <crypt.h>
#include <stdio.h>

main( void ) {


  return 0;


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