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CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular C function which is used to check the password, as well as other C functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd program; it must be used in conjunction with an existing passwd program.
Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users' passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you install CrackLib, you will also want to install the cracklib-dicts package.
----------- EFFECTIVE OCT 2008, LICENSE IS BEING CHANGED TO LGPL-2.1 (though not reflected in released code until Nov 2009 - slow release cycle...) ----------- Discussion thread from mailing list archive, with approval from everyone actively involved or holding original licensing rights included. [Cracklib-devel] cracklib license From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@ge...> - 2007-10-02 01:16 Attachmen more»
This package is an updated/modernized distribution of CrackLib as previously release by Alec Muffett. Pretty much all of the files have been modified in some way to allow for this modernization and to apply numerous bug fixes and patches. Copyright in the original source is assigned to Alec Muffett, numerous authors have contributed the patches applied to these sources, and are included here w more»
A tiny example wordlist is included with the cracklib package itself. A very large dictionary suitable for use with cracklib is also available from the cracklib sourceforge download page. http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/cracklib/cracklib-words.gz?download Other sources for word lists include: http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/ http://www.openwall.com/wordlists/ Please note, the licenses on more»
v2.8.16 update licensing information in Python extension (Jan Dittberner) make translations more»
cracklib-check(8) cracklib-check(8) NAME cracklib-check - more»
cracklib-format(8) Debian GNU/Linux manual cracklib-format(8) NAME cracklib-format, more»
create-cracklib-dict(8) create-cracklib-dict(8) NAME create-cracklib- more»
Nathan Neulinger <email@example.com> version 3.0 modifications and new release Alec Muffett <ale more»