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Re: pam_unix, cracklib, Makefiles

On Thu, Dec 16, Marcus Harnisch wrote:

> A third topic was this cracklib thing. Is there a reason for a module
> pam_cracklib *and* pam_unix with cracklib support. Which would you
> recommend in which case?

It depends on your needs. pam_cracklib can make a lot of more
checks then pam_unix does. And not everybody is using pam_unix.
The only thing I find very bad is, that pam_cracklib does not
read a config file. If I wish to change on option (for example
min length of a password), I need to grep through all config
files and make the necessary changes.


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