[Samba] Samba-2.2.3a-LDAP-PDC: password policy

Thomas Klettke thomask at aesbus.com
Wed Apr 3 13:59:02 GMT 2002

My setup:
-RH7.2 on a 2.4.17 kernel with acl support
-samba 2.2.3a, using LDAP (with smbldap-tools), functions as PDC

Before using smbldap-passwd.pl, (meaning: using "passwd") Linux would not
allow "trivial" passwords (blank, too short, dictionary words, etc.). As I
understand, one of the tools that enables this is cracklib.
With LDAP in place, I would like to have the same level of security, e.g.
preventing my users from using the trivial password that many people love
soo much.
Has anyone found a solution to combine ldappasswd, or smbldap-passwd.pl with
the security of cracklib?


Thomas Klettke
Network Administrator
Aesbus Knowledge Solutions

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