BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word

Steven Pierce steven_pierce at
Mon Jan 15 20:42:07 GMT 2001


Yes, that is a message.  I did a change of a new uers passwd last night.  I kept getting this
message also.  Type the passwd again, and hit enter.  It will tell you that it has taken.

I was also getting a message that it was a word in the dict.  It was a persons name
that I was using.  

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On 1/15/2001 at 12:01 Mike O'Neill wrote:

>A non-root user is trying to change their password but cannot because of the
>BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
>They swear its not true.  Anyways, I was just curious where (if anywhere)
>the config file lies for this functionality.  Do you know?  -mike

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