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Re: Red Hat Linux: passwd
From: "Andy Hibbins" <andy () andyhibbins me uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 16:49:40 -0000 (GMT)

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?

If you look at the /etc/pam.d/passwd file you'll see that passwd checks
the password against the pam_cracklib.so module. After running strings
against this module it appears pam_cracklib.so calls the libcrack.so.x
shared library.

Hope this helps.

Andy Hibbins



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