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Re: Disabling password quality checking
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Disabling password quality checking
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 23:19:56 -0400
Fernando Gont wrote:
> I'm using an OpenBSD system for providing mail service (SMTP/POP3) to
> a company.
> The "trouble" I'm finding is that when the personnel of the company
> tries to set their passwords, most times they are asked for *better*
> passwords (they seem to be using dictionary-based passwords).
> None of these accounts is used for any other service than e-mail, so
> I'd like to disable the OpenBSD's password checking feature so that
> the personnel can set any password they want, even if that's not a
> security-wise policy.
> Is there any way to do this?
lessee... how does one change a password? Oh! the 'passwd' command!
"man passwd", that sends you off to...wait, gotta leave some of the work
for you to do!
(It still freaks me out sometimes about just how good and logical our
documentation is 8-)
Now..give serious thought to what you really want there. (insert
standard security lecture here).
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