dagmar at dsurreal.org
Fri Feb 9 10:31:01 PST 2001
On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Mike O'Neill wrote:
> >> More to the point, (1) "crack" was long ago obsoleted by better
> >> implementations, such as John the Ripper, and, moreover, why bother
> >> using "crack" variants at all, in this day of shadowed password files?
> > It's still useful to try to get people to use strong passwords, and
> > especially passwords that are different on different systems.
> That's a good question. (For some reason I didn't get the post, offlist?)
> Anyways, the distinct unpleasant situation where my boss insists on setting
> his and other users' passwords via root and thereby overriding any benefit
> from cracklib. It happens that cracklib rejects his "favorite password".
> So you can imagine that I'd just love to crack his $!@#. :) -mike
Start sending out your resume. I know I wouldn't stay at a place where my
boss did that. (not unless it would only take me a week or so to get his
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