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cracklib - A password-checking library

Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cracklib/
License: LGPLv2+
Vendor: Scientific Linux CERN, http://cern.ch/linux
Description:
CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain
security-oriented characteristics, with the purpose of stopping users
from choosing passwords that are easy to guess. CrackLib performs
several tests on passwords: it tries to generate words from a username
and gecos entry and checks those words against the password; it checks
for simplistic patterns in passwords; and it checks for the password
in a dictionary.

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.

Packages

cracklib-2.8.16-4.el6.i686 [69 KiB] Changelog by Nalin Dahyabhai (2011-02-01):
- build those updated translations
- limit which man pages we pull in

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