[Samba] questions about password complexity checking.
mtoal at burlingtoniowa.org
Tue Feb 14 09:48:38 MST 2012
Hi Samba folks,
I had a couple questions about password complexity checking.
To preface, in smb.conf, we set:
check password script = /usr/local/sbin/crackcheck -d
Also, if I understand correctly:
/usr/local/sbin/crackcheck comes from samba source rpm package.
maybe we need to compile it ourselves.
/usr/share/cracklib/pw_dict* comes from cracklib-dicts rpm package
Here are my questions:
1) may we also specify -c along with -d in check password script
paramater to enable "NT like complexity checks"?
2) what precisely are "NT like complexity checks"?
3) there is no file /usr/share/cracklib/pw_dict however there in
/usr/share/cracklib there is: pw_dict.hwm, pw_dict.pwd, and pw_dict.pwi
I am thinking pw_dict.pwd is the actual dictionary. It's in some sort of
binary format. Why do we not specify the file extension in the smb.conf
4) How may we list/modify contents of pw_dict.pwd?
thanks for your time!
Morgan Toal, RHCE, CFCE, CEH, MCP
City of Burlington, Iowa
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