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Re: Red Hat Linux: passwd
From: "Johannes Ullrich" <jullrich () euclidian com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 07:29:35 -0500


The password check uses pam's 'cracklib' interface. For some details on
this features see /usr/share/doc/pam-0.75/txts/README.pam_cracklib

'cracklib' uses a wordlist from /usr/share/dict/words .

some details about cracklib:
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~crypto/download/cracklib,2.7.txt

On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 05:50:25 +0900
"ALBEE,RUSSELL. S FC2 (CV63 CS5)" <ALBEER () kitty-hawk navy mil> wrote:

How does passwd determine if a password is based off a dictionary word or
not?  Is there a file somewhere it references, a dictionary built into
the code, or a algorithim it uses to check the password?

Thanks,

Russell



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