Sync issue with encrypted passwords

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Tue Sep 28 23:08:58 GMT 1999

> >the old password never stopped me its the "new password is bad" problem
> >for me.
> >
> >I ended up having to compile a different passwd that didn't have cracklib
> >so the user could use any "bad" password they wanted.
> >
> Would'nt it have been enough to remove cracklib from your PAM stack
> (cracklib means that you are using PAM I think ?) ?

cracklib under debian is just compiled into the passwd binary.
no pam taken into account.

pam is a redhat/suse/caldera thing only.

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