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Re: ??? Solaris password scheme ???
From: "Chris Berry" <compjma () hotmail com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 16:21:28 -0700

From: "Ansel, Kenny L. (Sytex Contractor)" <kenny.ansel.sytex () arrtc-exch mccoy army mil>
Does anyone know of a NATIVE way that will force users to create a
password containing uppercase, lowercase, alpha, and numeric
characters?
The /etc/default/passwd does the MIN & MAX and length........
If there aren't any NATIVE ways, can you all gimme some good 3rd party
utilities or passwd replacements that you use to enforce a stronger
passward construction??

I'm not a Solaris guy, but couldn't you just write a Perl program (with a Tk interface if your users like graphics) that would scan the password, make sure it follows the rules, and then does the password change?

Chris Berry
compjma () hotmail com
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

"Ok, so the servers are down, the lights are out, and all I have to work with is a roll of duct tape, a ball point pen, a lighter, and a twenty year old copy of emacs. Where's the problem? "

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